Common Weeds You Should Grow in Your Garden
So often when we think of weeds, we think of them as useless, invasive, and unwanted plants. But you will learn that some of the plants that are traditionally considered useless weeds, are actually very useful indeed!
HOW TO IDENTIFY WEEDS THAT ARE GOOD
I am going to introduce you to 8 common weeds that most of us have found growing in our yards, and have removed without realizing how amazing they can be!
BENEFITS OF STINGING NETTLE
Stinging nettle is a great addition to your garden because it is packed with nutrition for a major health boost. This is a great plant for families looking to add more nutrition to their diets and can be used anywhere you use spinach.
BENEFITS OF CLOVER
Clover is an edible nitrogen fixer that can improve your soil and makes a great addition to summer salads. Clover flowers make a great homemade jelly. Clover can even make a great low maintenance ground cover that spreads quickly.
BENEFITS OF DANDELIONS
Dandelions are commonly seen as a weed, but to many peoples surprise dandelions actually make a great addition to any garden. Growing in the main part of your yard allows you to take advantage of these volunteer plants.
BENEFITS OF CHICKWEED
Chickweed also makes a great addition to your garden. Avoid allowing chickweed to go to seed. Chickweed is packed with vitamins A, D and B. Chickweed provides a healthy dose of minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium.
BENEFITS OF PLANTAIN
Plantain is a edible leafy green that has many health & nutrition benefits, making it a great addition to your backyard garden. This backyard weed is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. Remove the spines and serve the leaves and stems as part of your summer salad.
As you can see there are a lot of reasons to keep those common weeds in your garden.
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