It Sounds Tasty, but Garlic Mustard is a Pain in the Neck

Garlic mustard is the Terminator of the weed world; it's so difficult to get rid of!  My husband and I first noticed this invasive weed growing on our property at least 8 or 9 years ago, and we've been trying to eradicate it every one of those years.  It's been a learning process over these years.  We originally began spraying the garlic mustard with Roundup too late in the season for it to do much good.  We have hand-pulled dozens of huge contractor-size garbage bags full of garlic mustard and disposed of it, only to see new plants growing in the hand-pulled areas again a couple years later.  We have finally figured out that the earlier in the season we spray (mostly the month of April) the better chance we have of winning the battle … and it is a BATTLE that I wouldn't wish on anyone.  Here's a couple of informative links on this nasty weed that smothers everything trying to grow in the same area:

* University of Wisconsin Extension
* Herbarium