We have our share of weeds on my property. After meeting a few folks out in California who specialize in weeds I’m thinking twice about them and if I really want to remove them from where they are growing. Getting to know your soil and what grows in it is an important part of being earth friendly when you garden. I want to do what is best for my world .. don’t you?
This weekend as I worked in the garden I totally saw weeds in a different light. I couldn’t help but tweet to see what others were saying about the weed situation.
— Bren Haas (@BG_garden) April 25, 2015
@BG_garden” Cleavers” Bren -Galium aparine by the looks of it.
— Lorna Crowcroft-rose (@LornaCrowcroft) April 25, 2015
@BG_garden Galium aparine, sometimes called sticky willy.
— Growing Devon School (@GrowingDevonSch) April 25, 2015
@BG_garden catchweed bedstraw
— Karen Corrigan (@weedgirl24) April 25, 2015
— Andrea (@B4Biodiversity) April 25, 2015
@BG_garden Cleavers (Galium aparine) we used to call it velcro plant. They grow back from very little root left.
— Ansa (@BBayBagheera) April 25, 2015
— steve mercer (@stevemercer4) April 25, 2015
— Adam Cortell (@adamcortell) April 26, 2015
— David Clark (@david37771) April 26, 2015
Best Advice of the Weekend
“Bren, ‘weeds’ can tell us a lot about our soil. They can be nutritional powerhouses for pollinators and humans. Good for you for rethinking what a ‘weed’ is.” – @maggiegrows on Twitter.
I love using social media to learn how to grow better gardens. I hope you will join in on #gardenchat Twitter where Everyday is Earth Day.