Having trouble telling your baby weeds from your young plants? Hopefully these photographs will be of some use to you!

Many seedlings are difficult to recognize just from their seed leaves (especially if, as in my garden, a lot of your weeds are crucifers) - it is usually safer to wait until the plants have put up one or two true leaves before deciding whether or not they're weeds.

Artichoke Cynara scolymus
Bean, Snap ("Green Bean") Phaseolus vulgaris
Beet Beta vulgaris
Carrot Daucus carota var. sativus
Celeriac Apium graveolens (see Celery)
Celery Apium graveolens
Chard Beta vulgaris - cicla group
Cilantro New! Coriandrum sativum
Claytonia ("Miner's Lettuce") Claytonia perfoliata
Coriander Coriandrum sativum (see Cilantro)
Corn Zea mays var. rugosa
Dill New! Anethum graveolens
Kale Brassica oleracea - acephala group
Kohlrabi Updated! Brassica oleracea - gongylodes group
Leek Allium porrum
Lettuce Lactuca sativa
Minutina Plantago coronopus
Mustard Updated! Brassica spp.
Onion Allium cepa (see Leek)
Parsnip Pastinaca sativa
Pea Pisum sativum
Pepper Capsicum annum
Pumpkin Cucurbita spp. (see Squash)
Radicchio Chicorium intybus
Radish Raphanus sativus
Shallot Allium spp.
Spinach Spinacia oleracea
Squash Cucurbita spp.

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