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How To Tell If A Plant is a Weed With 3 Quick Questions.

In this podcast, you’ll learn three quick questions to ask yourself to know if a plant in your garden is a weed or not.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What a weed is.
  • 3 quick and easy questions to ask yourself to know if a plant is a weed or not.
  • Resources and links for more information.


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How to Know if a Plant is a Weed

It’s a really common question we get; is this plant a weed that’s in my garden?

First we should say what a weed is.

A weed is any plant that you don’t want in your garden and that you see as a potential pest that takes sun, nutrients, water, and space away from the plants you want in your garden. There are a couple of questions you can ask yourself and maybe others to find out if a plant fits the above description.

Here are 3 questions you can ask yourself:

  1. “Did I plant this plant in my garden? If you not, then it could be a weed”?
  2. Next, ask yourself “is this plant growing fast and spreading all over my garden where I don’t want it to grow. If so, then this plant could be a weed.
  3. Lastly, ask yourself “Is this plant on the county or state noxious weed list”?
    • There are county, state, provincial and even federal noxious weed organizations to help you identify and control different plants in your garden.


These three questions will get you thinking about that plant in question and how to control it in your garden, if need be.


Note: USDA Noxious Weed boards by state link: https://plants.usda.gov/java/noxComposite

And, if you have questions on weeding, we are here to help, so please email us.


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Learn a fast way to know how to tell if your plant is a weed on this quick podcast.