Truth be told, it's not really National Weed Pulling Week. Sorry to get your hopes up. But with the recent rains, this is a primo time to be out there doing what needs to be done in the eternal struggle to steer nature's growth energy in a desired direction.
There's no better way to start learning to discriminate one plant from another than to plant seeds in a vegetable garden and then try to figure out what's what amongst all the eager prospects that soon appear. Hopefully enough of the intended plants come up to form a line. That's the best clue, and all one really needs to start weeding, but below is some more information for navigating the world of weeds.
When pulling weeds, be sure to grasp them at the base and pull slowly, the better to get as many roots as possible.
post, looks like if it goes unweeded. Too late now. It's seeds are flung and ready for next spring.
post or two) is an annual that has invaded many yards. It can be made scarce in flower beds by pulling it before it goes to seed in late August.
It's a bit of a problem out in the woods, though. Here's a stiltgrass meadow with millions or billions of individual plants. Barring a National Weed Pulling Century, it's wise to pick one's spots.