Shannon Lawson wrote: I saw your post when researching permiculture in Kentucky. I live in Nashville, but grew up in Taylorsville and I am beginning to start plans to work on the land I grew up on an established a Pirmaculture situation. I'm interested in getting together with you when the opportunity arises .
Tj Jefferson wrote:I'm going out on a limb and suggesting these are in the mint family, not amaranth. The leaves are perfectly opposed. Is the stem square? Possibly monarda... Will know when it flowers.
Craig Dobbson wrote:Looks more like something in the amaranth family than nettles to me. Do they sting your hands if you touch them?
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:pic #1 & 2 Maybe a wild mustard? Sometimes purple leaves are a result of something in the soil, not a trait of the plant itself.
Pic #3 looks like daisy fleabane. If so, the stalk will get taller as it flowers. In my climate, depending on how dry or wet their roots are, they grow from 1 to 3 feet tall. This basal rosette in the pic has begun to 'stand up' while your pic has them still hugging the ground. Mine usually have white rays, sometimes with a touch of pink.
Mike Schroer wrote:Ray,
I don't want to be too critical and maybe it is just the camera angle but are you going to be running run-off water into your storage shed? The pictures look like that may be the case.