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What do you do with Chickweed when it grows in your garden ?

Most weeds are generally easy targets because of the rapid early spring that allows them to grow in the garden. Chickweed is known as one of the most common weeds that are taking over the banks and beds of grass.
You can easily identify and controlling chickweed is not a big problem, especially in cultivated gardens where there is a lot of care paid to the garden. In addition, chickweed is nutritious, edible and can be used as a medicinal plant. Although it is easy to identify, it can be difficult to describe chickweed. It grows at ground level on a mat of stems, leaves, flowers and small outbreaks, which can be eaten. The small leaves grow in pairs and are green. The stem of the plant is moist, and delicate. There are small flower buds that open white flowers and grown at the ends of the stems.
Due to the rapid growth of chickweed, it can be a problem in gardens and lawns if these not properly maintained. It is important not to allow the growth chickweed in their lawns and gardens, and even if it does grow, not give it enough time to mature and produce seeds. Chickweed is the same edible grass, so be sure to identify it before eating and collecting plants from places that may be exposed to treatments with herbicides or pesticides (which can be harmful to your health). Although this weed is considered a medicinal plant, remember that some people may have sensitivities or allergies by touching or eating it.
Chickweed can be steamed or cooked in soups. It is a common ingredient in green salads. It is necessary to harvest these plants when they are green, full and lush. Collect the buds, flowers and stems. It is usually recommended for helping those with skin irritation and for loss of weight. Aside from using fresh leaves, which can be dried and used to make herbal tea, Chickweed can be purchased as capsules and tinctures and often used in the formulations of ointments and poultices.
When you see a little chickweed growing in your garden, a herbicide may help get rid of the plant (if you are not interested in eating it), but if a herbicide can’t do the job, you can do these steps to control the growth of chickweed:
1. Have to pull the chickweed out of the land by hand. Although it may seem to be thick and strong on the surface, it is very fibrous and thin down below, which makes it easy to remove.
2. The next thing you have to do is let the earth breathe. Use a shovel or an ax to do this or you can rent an aerator so that the soil absorbs the water and fertilizer.
3. Spread fertilizer evenly and generously to the land and ensure that the affected areas are covered.
4. You need to water the garden every day for two or three weeks once you start to water. You will then be able to see the death of chickweed, and grass begins to grow. When this happens, you need to distribute fertilizer in the garden again and continue watering every day for two weeks.

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