Chicory – Prebiotic, Coffee Substitute, Health Tonic – Weekly Weeder #5
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Chicory – Prebiotic, Coffee Substitute, Health Tonic – Weekly Weeder #5

Welcome to the Weekly Weeder series. Today’s featured plant is chicory, Chicorium intybus. The wild and domesticated varieties of chicory have a long history of use for food and medicine, and as a forage crop for livestock. Chicory is prized for its long taproot, which is roasted and used as a coffee substitute or coffee…

Common Ragweed – Tips to Beat Ragweed Season – Weekly Weeder #7

Common Ragweed – Tips to Beat Ragweed Season – Weekly Weeder #7

Today’s featured Weekly Weeder plant is common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia. In this post, we’ll explain what ragweed is, identify prime ragweed season, share some ragweed pictures, and talk about ragweed allergies and control. Common ragweed is also known as ragweed, hayfever weed, bitterweed, bloodweed, crownweed, mayweed and bane of allergy sufferers everywhere. Some other common…

Butter and Eggs – Sweet Scented Bumblebee Magnet – Weekly Weeder #8

Butter and Eggs – Sweet Scented Bumblebee Magnet – Weekly Weeder #8

Welcome to the Weekly Weeder series, where we help you identify wild plants and how to use them. Today’s featured plant is Butter and eggs,  Linaria vulgaris.Butter and eggs is also know as yellow toadflax, wild snapdragon, flaxweed, bread and butter, false flax, brideweed, bridewort, Jacob’s-ladder, rabbit flower, imprudent lawyer, pennywort and a host of…

Queen Anne’s Lace – Butterfly Host Plant and Blueberry Protector
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Queen Anne’s Lace – Butterfly Host Plant and Blueberry Protector

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) is a biennial and is also known as Wild Carrot, Bird’s Nest Weed, Bee’s Nest, Devils Plague, garden carrot, Bird’s Nest Root, Lace Flower, Rantipole, Herbe a dinde and Yarkuki. In some states it is designated as a noxious weed. Today’s featured weed is Queen Anne’s Lace, Daucus Carota The…

Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options

Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options

Natural weed control has become a hot topic in recent years as more people are realizing that chemical weed poisons can harm more than weeds. (See “15 Health Problems Linked to Monsanto’s Roundup“.) Sometimes you want a natural weed killer, sometimes organic weed control is enough. Don’t hate the weeds! Many weeds are edible and/or medicinal,…