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Chickweed

Height and Spread:

Chickweed is only a few centimetres high but spreads horizontally along the ground.

Growing Season:

Chickweed can germinate throughout the year but has 2 main flushes; one is early spring while the other is late fall. Each plant may produce over 15,000 seeds after flowering.

IPM Toolkit:

  • Preventive tool:

Keep the area dry and sunny as chickweed prefers to grow in shady areas where there is moist, heavy, rich soil.

  • Physical tools:

Use a rake to remove chickweed before it flowers/seeds.

  • Biological tools: Not applicable.
  • Least-toxic chemical tools: Not applicable