argylesock says… I like weeds! It’s good to learn that today is Weed Appreciation Day, complementing Wild Food Day which is in October as you say. Here’s what I wrote on Wild Food Day last year. Those of us in the British Isles can learn from Eat Weeds and also from Organic Weed Management I particularly like reading weeds as indicators of what’s happening in, and on, the land.
Today, 28 March, is Weed Appreciation Day. Not ‘weed’ as in cannabis, but rather in the Merriam-Webster sense of the word, “a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth.”
Today is the day to show some appreciation to these often irritating plants that tend to overgrow everything else in our gardens. While they may be pushy, over-enthusiastic and sometimes just plain rude in the extent to which they take over with little or no regard for other plants, many weeds actually have some useful redeeming qualities.
I’ve already waxed lyrical about jam made from wild blackberries, and other great edible wild foods, but there are many more, perhaps less striking, examples of useful weeds around. Take the teeny little dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), for example. While frustrating many gardeners by popping up all over the lawn with their cheery…
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