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Last year my vegetable garden became overrun with this weird grass-like weed. I say grass-like, because it looks a grass, but it has a small bulb like root when pulled. It also has a slightly spicy smell to it - especially the root section.

Last year I was on bedrest and couldn't weed, so it really ran amok, but this spring I flipped everything - but that didn't matter and it's back with a vengeance. How the heck do I get rid of this stuff? And what do you think it is?

ARGH!
 

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Sounds like the same stuff we have popping up here, my theory is that it rode in on some compost. I've never seen it anywhere in my yard until I did the veggie garden, and it's everywhere that I composted.

pull, pull, tug, tug, that's all I've done with it.
 

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It could be wild onions. We had them everywhere in our yard although after 4 months I've gotten most of them! I don't know if wild onions are the same thing as scallions or green onions, but that's exactly what mine look like.
 

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I took a plant of the weirdo grass to a local garden shop and the man said, it's nutsedge. He then asked, "did you by any chance get compost at place X?" Yes, I replied, "they don't screen it very well and tons of weeds grow from it". I knew it, I knew I'd never seen the beast before and that it rode in on compost.


He said we had to dig it all out because their is a bulb with hundreds of seeds under the soil. ugh! Oh and it never got big enough to have the top leafs that I see in online pictures, still short and spicy grass like.
 

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Oh thank you for this thread - same thing is happening to us in a flower garden and because we just bought our house last fall we figured it must have been a flower that we didn't happen to notice. Now I can rip it all out without worrying about it!
 
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