Tag Archives: Weeds

  • What Should I Do?
    Chickweed Flower: Phil Williams

    Introducing Chickweed

    Not a weed in my garden
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:28 PM

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    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.

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  • Daily Prep
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    Organic Weed Control

    Tips from Jean-Martin Fortier
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:01 PM

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      http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/organic-weed-control-ze0z1504zcwil.aspx

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  • What Should I Do?
    Broadleaf Plantain

    Edible Weeds

    An abundance of nutrition from "common" weeds
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, May 30, 2014, 2:53 PM

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    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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  • What Should I Do?
    Purslane

    “Weeds” as Soil Indicators

    Nature's helpful healers
    by Phil Williams

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1:19 PM

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    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.

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