Bad Weeds or Good?
What exactly is a wild violet? And if you have them growing in your grass (and consider them weeds), how do you kill them? These are the topics I tackle in this article, along with how "African violets" figure into all of this.
Purslane: Edible Weed Too Good to Eradicate
Edible purslane, a common lawn and garden weed, is identified in this article. Purslane's use as a gourmet food is discussed, supplemented by a recipe link. And purslane's health benefits are detailed as well. Think twice before killing this good weed!
Shamrock, Clover, Rethinking the Lawn: Is Clover a "Bad Weed?"
As recently as the 1950s, clover was included in mixed bags of lawn seed. So why are herbicides now being sold to kill it? Hear the arguments in favor of re-thinking the grass lawn and against clover's identification as a bad weed. These more serious reflections are preceded by a lighthearted look at the difference between shamrocks and...
Yellow Dock Plants
Yellow dock is listed as an invasive in some U.S. states and in that sense is a bad weed. But this is one invasive that's not really all bad. Those interested in home remedies will be glad to hear that dock juice is an effective remedy against the sting of another common weed. Besides, dock rarely becomes a great nuisance in the residential...