Experts and BHG readers answer.
chickweed and wild onions
Chickweed (Stellaria media) is an annual weed that produces an abundance of seeds. These often blow in on the wind, so it is doubtful that you will get rid of them forever. The best way is to hoe or pull them up carefully making sure that you get the roots as well as the brittle tops. Do this BEFORE they bloom and set seed. Wild onions (Allium stellatum) grow from a bulb that is surrounded by smaller developing bulblets. Use a hand weeder, knife, or digging tool to reach down and remove the whole clump including the tiny bulblets. Don't try to remove them by pulling the tops which will break off and leave the bulbs underground. Both these weeds are edible, so perhaps until you have them under conrol, enjoy them in an early spring salad! Avoid using poisonous weedkiller unoles the problem is really severe.