Mother Nature has planted a garden of delicious greens in your yard!
Definition of a weed: “A plant that is not valued where it is growing; usually of vigorous growth.” If we value a wild plant, it is no longer a weed; instead it becomes a desired plant in Mother Nature’s garden.
If you have a yard, or access to an untreated natural field, you can:
I was raised on a 300 acre farm in Kansas. Dad knew the name of every wild plant and Mom often served them with meals. She added leaves of wild violets and dandelions to our salads. Young Poke Salat leaves and Lambsquarter leaves were cooked and served alongside the standard meat and potatoes.
To this day, whenever we move to a new house, I eagerly water to see if Lambsquarter will poke its mischievous head up through the dirt. We've lived in 5 states and it's never failed to show up. It thrives in the sun or shade and when drought wilts my gardens, Lambsquarter remains tall and elegant.
Edible Weeds in a City Yard
33 pages describing 11 edible common weeds
31 color photos
Identification, harvesting, benefits, and quotes
Remedies and how to prepare them
17 delicious recipes!