These weeds germinate in spring, grow all summer, and drop seed in the fall to germinate the following spring. The key is to pull the seedlings as you see them, or when they’re in flower. Don’t let them make fruit and seed if you don’t want more!
Some of these you can eat after you weed!
CARPETWEED forms a large mat
CRABGRASS with those tall seed heads
GOOSE GRASS has a star-shaped rosette
JIMSONWEED (highly toxic)
LAMBSQUARTERS (edible and highly nutritious)
MILE-A-MINUTE (very prickly)
ORIENTAL BITTERSWEET (orange roots and yellow/red fruit, can grow to be a twining woody vine)
PURSLANE (edible and highly nutritious)
WILD BUCKWHEAT (becomes a sprawling vine)
YELLOW FOXTAIL GRASS