Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Garlic Mustard is classified as an invasive species and I wouldn't be surprised if you or your neighbor have some growing in your garden. Rather than using harmful chemicals to manage or eradicate populations, eat it!
In early spring, the leaves are so small, sweet and tender I can only recommend using them in a salad - whatever type of salad that may be. Later in the season as the leaves become larger and a bit more bitter, they can be used to make an amazing pesto.
*Please note this species is on the DEC invasive species list for which we have a permit to handle, transport, and sell.