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Chickweed Flower: Phil Williams

Introducing Chickweed

Not a weed in my garden
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:28 PM

Stellaria media or common chickweed is a cool season annual “weed.” This plant will germinate in the fall or late winter and forms ground covering mats in the early spring. The plant starts to retreat in the middle of the spring and by early summer, it’s gone entirely. » Read more

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Natural Weed Control

5 Non-Toxic Methods You Need to Know
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:15 PM

A number of great ways to naturally control the growth and spread of weeds in the garden and around your property.


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Why Should You Eat Dandelion Greens?

A wonderful food that is a weed
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 5:46 PM

A nutritious and often misunderstood plant that can be a welcome addition to your salad plate.  Instead of pulling weeds, pinch leaves and have a wonderful meal. 


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Edible Weeds

An abundance of nutrition from "common" weeds
Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:53 AM

I think it is a good idea to be aware not only of the lifecycles and functions of common “weeds”, but also their medicinal and food value. It is really surprising to me how many common “weeds” are actually edible.

As a disclaimer, this is for informational uses only. I am not a nutritionist or an expert on wild food, so if you eat something listed in this article, you are doing so on your own. Please bear in mind that some edible weeds look very similar to other poisonous species.

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"Weeds" as Soil Indicators

Nature's helpful healers
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:19 AM

The types of “weeds” that grow seemingly spontaneously in your garden are telling you valuable information about your soil and microclimate if you care to listen. There are certain “weeds” that appear when the soil has been degraded to rehabilitate the soil back to life, or simply as a protectant cover when we leave the soil bare, and open to the elements. These unappreciated plants do all the hard work to make their home eventually no longer suitable for themselves. To add insult to injury we call these plants weeds, and pull, spray, and curse them. » Read more

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Edible Weeds

Herbal medicine chest in your backyard
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 8:03 PM

A number of great ideas for creating a medicinal garden from the weeds that already grow in your garden.


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How to Cook Dandelion Roots

Get the most out of your weeds
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:22 PM

We all know that the greens from dandelions can be used in salads and the flowers can be used to make wine but now we can learn to use the roots in some of our favorite dishes as a root vegetable.  Bon Appétit!


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Making Wild Nettles Beer

Using wild vegetation for homebrew
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:17 PM

Learn about using natural vegetation (weeds) as ingredients in a batch of homemade beer.


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Edible Weeds

Weeds as food
Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 3:42 PM

Learn about using what many have considered weeds as food and nutritional supplements.

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