This is a great time to pull these weeds. The ground is soft and damp and so you just pull from the soil level and get the whole root. If you wait until summer when the soil is hard and dry, well, you probably know what will happen. Snap! You break the root just below soil level and now you have made another plant.

Mallow is edible and is even considered a medicinal plant. It is used as a laxative and a diuretic. But right now, I’m only concerned about pulling all the young shoots out of the ground.

Time to pull out the mallow

After pulling one of these, I feel so very accomplished that I got it completely, root and all. Take a tour of your garden and start pulling!