Mallow. Chickweed. Nutsedge.

To kick-start spring, we decided that although we love our garden weeds(the rain has brought many types), it was time for them to go. We spent class discussing the difference between native and invasive plants, and then we pulled up weeds. Mallow and chickweed can be beneficial, but not in the wrong spots. We left some of these along the fence, but cleared them from among our veggies and trees.

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We cleared out small patches and planted native seeds as well. If you ever take out an invasive plant, replace it with a native! Keep California native!

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Alexys Thomas

Alexys Thomas is a garden ranger and program director. She grew up in Van Nuys, CA. She loves bees, compost, and teaching. She can teach almost anything to grow on a trellis!