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Henbit, sure you can eat it but what else?

 
Cal Burns
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Have a bunch of henbit on my property and have discovered from someone here (thank you!) that it's an edible weed that has nutritional qualities. May try it in green smoothies. Wondering if it has any beneficial qualities to add to the soil like cover crops do. If I mix into compost or as mulch, am thinking that it may just disburse the seeds more. One site here mentioned that "Henbit, dead nettle, dandelion, and clover indicate fertile soil." That's good news to me!
 
Brenda Groth
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i have lists of several hundred things growing in our yard or woods that we can eat..a great book is Eat For Free
 
Cal Burns
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Thanks. Who/where is that book available? Don't see it on Amazon. Have henbit all over my yard. Have been making green smoothies with it mixed with whey protein and fruit . Quite good. May use the rest as mulch after chopping.
 
Kevin Wilson
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We have loads of henbit too, along with the sheep sorrel. We used to feed it to the chickens when there were some living next door, and they loved it.
 
Leonard Barrett
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RE: mixing into compost. It'll make a great compost crop for most of the year, i.e. until it goes to seed. So by all means, until then, use it for compost!
 
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