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We have quite large vegie gardens, I am battling what I think is chickweed, it keeps coming up everywhere, if I plant seeds it comes up with them and there are millions literally, have tried heavy mulching, it eventually comes through that, I certainly don't want to use poisons but I am at a loss how to get rid of it.  Weeding by hand is overwhelming and after spending a couple of hours daily it looks like I am getting no where especially where new seeds are emerging, I have planted carrots, they are surrounded by it, if I pull the chickweed out the tiny carrots come out with it.  Any suggestions please ???

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Among the many benefits of Chickweed is a large, fine and fibrous root system. Pulling this up often does result in pulling up plants we'd rather not pull up. This is where (if it's practical) snipping the Chickweed off at ground level gets the plant to become mulch but leaves the roots to do their good work in the soil.

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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