Useful Weeds

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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby shotgunmary » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:07 pm

Top 20 pest-repelling plants | Repels mosquitos, bugs, maggots, worms, flies
Most of these aren't considered weeds, but some are at least some of the time.
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby wildrose » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:04 am

Mullein Plant - Corporals Corner
Although this is a good video for the most part there is a little misinformation contained within it. It is important to realize that mullein IS NOT a native of North America. Therefore, any use of the plant by native Americans began after it was introduced to the continent by Europeans settlers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbascum_thapsus
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby rainbow » Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:29 am

PETERSON"S Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Good books are good to have and this one could be quite useful!
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby wabbit » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:16 am

Ten Great Books on Cal. Native Plant Gardening
Some might call wild plants weeds, but others might find them useful in a garden.
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby wildrose » Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:51 am

Cowboy Toilet Paper
Looks like blackturtleshow is ready for the next TP shortage! :laugh:
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby BoraxBill » Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:04 pm

I browsed around the blackturtle.us website a bit and found this page about mullein:
http://www.ssplants.us/PLANTS/MULLEIN/index.html
It's a little confusing because blackturtle.us seems to be the following websites from what I can tell:
ruskyed.com
ssplants.us
dvplants.com
tronanews.us
any-place-education.com
and then there's the YouTube channel on top of that.
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby wabbit » Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:46 am

‘We have barely scratched the surface’ of the medicinal value of plants
More research should be done into plant compounds and how they can be used as medicine. This is a fascinating field of study and her book sounds like an interesting read.
The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines - A leading medical ethnobotanist tells us the story of her quest to develop new ways to fight illness and disease through the healing powers of plants in this uplifting and adventure-filled memoir.

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-984879-11-0
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby panamint_patty » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:02 am

wabbit: The book you posted info about is called "The Plant Hunter" not to be confused with "Plant Hunters" written by the host of this website:
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I highly recommend "Plant Hunters," but I'm sure "The Plant Hunter" book is a good book also.
http://www.blackturtle.us/TURTLE/plant.html
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