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Old 07-06-2018, 02:33 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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On 06/06/2018 05:38 PM, songbird wrote:
T wrote:
I am going to get me a sign for my front yard:

Free Weeds! You pick!


weeds are good sign that things are wanting
to grow there. compare that to barrens...

do you like dill? i just picked some fresh
and it was delicious. if you can grow it and
let it go to seed you'll have more edible
weeds to pick from. it reseeded from a
few plants i had last year that came about from
some packages of seeds i'd scattered the year
before. i love dill.


Hi Songbird,

Never really cared for dill. Maybe home grown
tastes better. Right now the main issue is cheat grass

Cheat Grass

And cheat grass will grow ANYWHERE. Doesn't mean
anything about my soil.

Every night when I come home from work, I clear out a
little area of cheat grass. I am starting to see a bit
of progress. But there a millions more to go and they
are starting to mock me. "Ha Ha! Back hurts, doesn't
it! [raspberries]"

But I do also have dandelions. Since a weed is
agricultural discard, I tried some organic dandelion
greens from the store, thinking maybe I can turn
the table on these guys. And well, all I can say is
now I know why they are an agricultural discard.

On the bright side, a lot of spots are glowing red
with purslane sprouts. I like misting everything
anyway to keep the fire hazard down from all the
cheat grass (they are easier to pull that way too)
and the purslane really love that.

I am not sue any of my neighbors would fall for
my "Free Weeds; You Pick" sign anyway.