Young weeds in spinach/ lettuce?

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Date Photo Taken: March 26,2011
Location: Gainesville, Ga.
Posted By: coolblueberries


These are growing in our early crop High Tunnel, is it crabgrass and nutsedge, we spent a lot of time trying to make it weed free. Thanks, Mark


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    This looks like nutsedge. I found some nutsedge about this size on a strip of turf between a side walk and curb last week. The strip had a slight southern slope. I found crabgrass sprouting the week of 3/13. It was just starting a second leaf. The first leaf was about the size of Truman’s nose on a dime. This plant was found on a slight NW slope. I would think a warmer slope might have a larger plant but no where nere what your photos show.
    I am not sure what the top specimen in your shots is.

    March 29th, 2011 at 8:02 pm
  2. Suzanne Unregistered says:

    Definitely looks like nutsedge, aka “the scourge of my garden”! If anyone has a product that will get rid of this in flower beds without killing everything else – please tell me!

    April 4th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
  3. Absolute Green Landscaping Apprentice says:

    Sedge Hammer by Bayer (Or ProSedge, Generic) is the only product that I would try close to other plants. It is extremely selective and would likely not kill you other plants if a little accidentally gets on them. Do this at your own risk and test a small section first. You should always work hard to keep it off of your other plants. Some plants maybe more vulnerable than other plants. Apply this product lightly every 3 weeks all summer long for at least 2 years. If the nutsedge is also in your lawn then you need to spray that too however you should alternate this product with dismiss in order to avoid putting too much of a single product on your grass within a 12 month period.

    November 7th, 2015 at 9:26 pm
  4. Suzanne Unregistered says:

    Thank you for the advice. I’ve had good luck with Ortho Nutsedge Killer in my own Zoysia lawn. But haven’t found anything for the flower beds. I’m writing down the info on Sedge Hammer for next Spring!

    November 8th, 2015 at 9:12 pm

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