How do Weeds Grow?
Weeds live underground and that is where they keep root. Weeds will branch these long veins in the ground and take root based on their seasons. Many common ones up here such as medusaheads and cheat grass are designed to stay hidden and dormant during the winter in order to survive. The idea is that each weed in its part will always be trying to grow.
So if you cut a weed in half and leave it in the ground, it will grow. If you cut of both ends of it and leave a stalk there, it will grow into a new fuller weed.
Weeds grow and eat purely based on the soil and the sun, unfortunately, they don’t need both, they only need one. While they will always grow towards the sun, they don’t require it to survive, which is why we are able to see them in the first place.
So how do you get rid of them?
To answer this question, we have to address the fact that short of completely eviscerating the species forever, it’s impossible. You can get rid of every root in your garden or lawn and if your neighbor doesn’t keep care of theirs, it will grow into your yard.
But in short, you will need to take out every aspect of the roots and seeds in order to get rid of the weeds. This is where the term seed bank comes in. The fact is that weeds have started to realize that we don’t like them in our garden, so in order to survive they have begun leaving their sproutlings dormant all over the place. This means that there will always be the possibility of weeds anywhere.
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How do weeds grow is the oldest question for many botanists and avid garderners alike, but Green Thumb is going to get down in the dirt and answer the question for you!
Why Do Weeds Grow So Fast?
Why do weeds grow so fast? I think most people must ask themselves that question.
You work hard to grow plants, flowers can take weeks to grow, then weeds seem to be able to appear overnight, with little to no effort!
It’s time to face facts. They may be annoying little blighters but weeds are a plant. Garden weeds are in fact clever little devils. The reason they grow so quickly is because they adapt to any condition or generally the condition (location on this planet) they live in.
If your garden is boggy or dry as a bone you’ll still get weeds as they’re able to survive with whatever situation is thrown at them.
You’ll find that weeds grow fast as many have a quick cycle. Their whole job is to sprout up and spread, so ensuring a new version of itself is created sooner the better is a must.
So, if you think about it, weeds are pretty fantastic! Hard as nails and pretty much able to grow in any condition. However, it doesn’t mean we still want them in our garden.
Stop Fast Growing Weeds Naturally
It can be hard keeping on top of garden weeds, especially those fast growing ones. So you must act quick before the garden weeds have a chance to start.
- Use the old fashioned pull out technique. Some weeds are tougher than others, but grabbing them by the root is a sure fired way to insure they won’t come back.
- Drowning them in BOILING water will shrivel the root of even the toughest weeds.
- A good landscaping fabric will smother the underground weeds and make it near impossible for airborne weeds to establish.
- Outnumber the weeds. Plant as much as you can! Planting thick dense plants will ensure the weeds that come up from the ground are shaded by other plants. Meaning they can’t get enough sunshine or water. In turn they’ll die.
- Eat them! You can in fact eat many weeds (Dandelions, Dock, Chicory). There are many books and recipes online on making the most out of those weeds in your garden.
Why do weeds grow so fast? See our article on why weeds seem to grow quicker than plants and vegetables and how to stop them organically.