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7 Edible Weeds

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7 Edible Weeds

By Jordan Laio, Hometalk

Along with gardening season comes the battle with weeds. They compete for soil nutrients, sunlight, and they enjoy disturbed soil. But did you know that many common garden weeds are actually edible? In some cases, they’re quite nutritious and delicious. The following is a list of seven common edible weeds. At least one of them, and, depending on where in North America you live, perhaps a handful of them may be growing in your yard right now. While it’s exciting to find free food and medicinal plants growing in your yard, be sure you positively identify your plants before eating. If you’re not sure, contact your local university extension.

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4:44AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks for this article.

4:01AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks for the article :)

11:35AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thanks

10:20AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

why on earth are they called weeds, if they are edible and have nutritional value... And why arent; people planting more of these...

5:54PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing Chaya

5:46AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

I have a few of those mentioned in my garden. Which we eat as steamed salad or cooked with meet. Didn't know their english name til I recognized them in the pictures.Thanks for sharing this informative article.

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Marvellous, so many tasty varieties of edibles. Yes, having 8 pages is often done because of advertising purposes, more space to fill out the ads I guess. Not that we are paying attention to them!
Will be picking dandelion flowers soon to fritter after dunking them in egg and whole wheat bread crumbs thanks to a suggestion from a dandelion lover on another topic about what can be done with wild weeds, so many to choose from. Sad that more are not tasted by many and ignored or worse gotten rid of chemically!

1:34PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

10:57AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Thanks, this is very good knowledgeable insight.

11:33PM PDT on May 20, 2012

noted, thanks

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