These weeds germinate in the cool fall weather, last all winter, and go to seed in early spring as temperatures warm. The key is to pull them up when they’re in flower, before the seed pods are ripe and spraying seeds everywhere for next year!
Some of these you can eat after you do your weeding!
BITTERCRESS seed pods send hundreds of seeds flying!
YELLOW WOOD SORREL
FORGET ME NOT
GROUND IVY / Glechoma hederacea
HENBIT (which really has such a cute little flower!)
SPEEDWELL (Corn Speedwell)
- VETCH (gets a magenta pea-like flower, then pea-like seed pod)
VIOLETS (yes so pretty, but not when they spray seed everywhere and take over your lawn)