Entries Tagged as 'Weeds'

Thursday, July 19th, 2018


Many weeds were plants brought from Europe with the early settlers as food but have become invasive and what we call weeds. So many weeds are edible, like dandelions or purslane. Some weeds are toxic, check out the link below, after the video on Queen Anne’s Lace and the second link on Queen Anne’s Lace […]

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The root of mustard garlic weed

Photo taken from website called Straight from the Farm TheGardenLady received this question from Charna. I think I have this little bugger in my flowerbeds and garden. I really really need to know what the roots look like. I keep pulling up these large carrot type roots that are very often doubled and remind me of […]

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

10 safe ways to eliminate weeds

If you consider a weed to be the wrong plant in the wrong spot and don’t want weeds in your garden and lawn, here are 10 safe ways to get rid of (most) of them. 1. Get a soil test for each area you want to plant are have planted. Some weed species are pioneers […]

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Edible Weed Online Resources

aka “Maypop” by rittyrats Besides books and videos, there are some interesting sites on using edible weeds. Remember that some weeds were brought here by people who wanted the plants in their gardens for food, medicine or dyes. Other plants grow as weeds in some parts of the country or another country and are so […]

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Ground Ivy – Another Edible Weed

Ground-Ivy by klm185 TheGardenLady has been writing about weeds in one’s gardens and lawns; but the weeds I have selected to write about are all edible. Some of these weeds are also medicinal and some are used as dyes for fabric or yarn. Many of the weeds were brought to North America by early settlers […]

Friday, May 24th, 2013

More on Weeds – Garlic mustard

Garlic Mustard by archangelm Another weed that plagues my garden and yard is yet another of the weeds that were introduced in North America. This one was introduced in the 1860s as a culinary herb and for medicinal purposes. However, once outside of Europe it became an invasive species. This weed has a number of […]

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Edible wild plants and weeds (Videos)

Wild Violet by Mr.Mac2009 TheGardenLady has been writing a series about weeds in your garden that are edible. There are many videos showing the edible weeds. Remember only eat weeds if you are with an expert- unless you are absolutely certain that you know what you are picking. In many cases the plant has poisonous […]

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Wild garlic

Allium vineale 3/4 by snappybex Another weed that we have in North America that came from Europe did not seem to come here because early settlers brought it as food, but rather because the ships they came in brought soil as ballast and this weed stowed away in the soil. This is wild or field […]

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

We insult Mother Nature by referring to common purslane as “weeds”

Common Purslane by pellaea I have not seen it growing in my garden yet, because common purslane – Portulaca oleracea is a summer annual weed species that is abundant throughout the world invading vegetable gardens, bare areas, low-maintenance lawns, ornamental plantings, and agricultural areas. Though not a native, no one knows how common purslane arrived […]

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The Dandelion (Part II)

Spring Salad by badlyricpolice Dandelions are good in salads and sandwiches. You can cook with the leaves. The flowers can be used to make lemonade, beer or wine. The roots are made into a tea. For interesting dandelion recipes check out this blog. If you consider the dandelion a weed and want to get rid […]