A Weed Dictionary for Beginners | Spring Edition
When I took my first gardening baby steps, one of things that confused me most was what plants looked like when they were babies, and emerging from the ground in spring. Whenever I would look up a plant online, it was usually flowering, and at the very least, it was full grown. I had no idea whether seedlings were weeds or plants, and it was frustrating. I'm starting a guide of baby plants in hopes that someone will have a little less frustrating journey as they begin to garden!
The first set of plants are the most common and tough weeds in my garden. The first is Queen Anne's Lace. Although it is pretty when it is blooming, this plant is taking over a lot of my flower beds. I had to rip out tons and tons and tons of the stuff last summer and the stems made my arms itch, so I would prefer to get them while they are babies like this: