This week’s weed of the week is the Morning Glory. When it begins to grow it appears up right but will quickly spread along the ground as a vine. It can be identified by its heart shaped leaves and an ability to wrap around anything within reach.
Meanwhile in some muscadine vines a few of our interns found some bright blue birds eggs sitting in a nest! Hopefully we’ll be hearing the chirps of baby birds soon.
Here in the garden we have to clear a lot of different weeds so that our plants don’t get out competed for resources and nutrients. This week our weed is Nut sedge. Sedges are in the Cyperus family and often spread through rhizomes which grow off of roots and spread underground, because of this you must be very through when you weed out nut sedge.
This spreading via roots (which are called rhizomes) are very common for nutsedges
My name is Amanda Lay. I am a student at NC State University majoring in Horticulture and minoring in Agroecology. I can’t wait to work on the farm with everyone this summer!