"The dandelion, which has saved peoples from starvation, is a three-tiered food..." and "Raw dandelion greens...have an abundant 14,000 international units of Vitamin A per 100 grams, plus .19 milligrams of thiamine, .26 mg. riboflavin, and 35 jmg. of the vital ascorbic acid." "This same portion of edible greens is further enriched with 198 milligrams of calcium, 76 mg. of sodium and 397 mg. of potassium." (I remember reading somewhere that the blooms are high in lithium also).
My friends, plants with these qualities should be given free reign to grow anywhere! Why are we frantically throwing them in the garbage whilst running to the health food store for vitamin A, ascorbic acid, calcium, lithium and potassium supplements? I guess it is the same reason that we fight for a parking place nearest to the door...of the gym. If we pay for something, it must be more valuable than the same thing when it is freely available.Clover
This article is about appreciating many different weeds. What if many weeds that fill our yards and fields are really excellent food items or cures for cancer or other maladies?
I have these weeds in my borders that I call wire weed. i pulled, wrong term, dug them up and washed them so you can see the root balls. My question is are they edible since they are full of water. and is wire weed a correct name for them?
while we're at it, i have a weed popping up all over my yard that has spinachlike leaves, except they're smaller, and it climbs absolutely everything that it can, I'll have to post a pic of it later but itd be nice if it was useful for something...