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IDEA: A few undesirables

The garden has been planted for nearly three months. As the season has changed, we changed the plant selections. We noted some insect activity in the garden in October, including aphids on the back sides of the mustard leaves, and cabbage worm on the broccoli. Now, we are starting to see some cool season weed growth, including annual bluegrass (Poa annua) and henbit (Lamium amplexicaule).

 

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Overall, these are typical gardening issues and have been simple to manage. Extension publications are quite helpful at identifying the issue and determining a treatment. For now, I pull the weeds as I water and photograph the garden. This is one of my “little bit at a time” activities that helps keep gardening fun and manageable.

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About sdorn

Sheri is the State Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and Extension Specialist for Consumer Ornamentals. When she is not traveling about the state of Georgia admiring the work of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, she spends time in her own (real and virtual) gardens.