Chickweed – Covering Garden

Q: When I went out to my vegetable garden area to start planting peas, I found it completely covered with chickweed. What should I do?

A: At this point in the spring garden, I think you should pull up as much of the green chickweed as you can, then plant the peas. Once they emerge from the soil, cover the dirt around them with a few layers of newspaper. That will greatly inhibit chickweed plants and the newspaper can be tilled into the soil once you harvest the peas and plant something else.

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