Megan, thank you for visiting my blog and telling me about the peanut butter. Could you please go back over there and answer the question I posed to you so other readers could see the answer? Weeds certainly can be a problem, but I learned long ago to respect them. If it weren't for "weeds" all of our soil on this earth would have eroded away long ago. Weeds never give up!
Instead of pulling the "weeds", which are actually some sprouted grains from the chickens that spent last fall in the garden space, I mowed them. Looks nice and neat and keeps the soil in place. I found the new flowers in the portion of the potato garden that hasn't been planted, such a pleasant surprise!