Useful Weeds

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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby Cactus Jack » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:11 am

I'm not an environazi, hippie, tree-hugger, but I'm not one of those people who would use chemicals to kill weeds either. That 1950s mentality has caused many medical issues for many people over the last several decades. I'm more of a live and let live kind of person. Also I like to keep it real and natural.
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby twister » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:52 am

THE ONLY GOOD WEED IS A DEAD WEED! That's not exactly a slogan I believe in, but I figured I'd throw that one out there. I like your REAL AND NATURAL attitude Cactus Jack and I agree it's best not to be an extremist of any kind. As for weeds, we wouldn't be here without them.
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby shadylady » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 am

Someone else wrote that she can tell the difference between a wildflower and a weed and that the difference has to do with the attractiveness of the flower. To that I say fair enough, but I would add that all plants are beautiful in their own way. Which doesn't mean that we should just allow things to grow indiscriminantly, but that we should appreciate the beauty that Mother Nature provides for us.
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby MojaveMike » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:11 am

The Garden Gurus - Edible Weeds
Many parts are edible...
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby panamint_patty » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:37 am

I know some people think that foraging for edible plants is a good thing, but to me it's kind of lame. I suppose the info could be helpful in a survival situation, but when it comes to the desert it would be downright impossible to survive off of the plants that grow below around 5000 feet. Also in general wild plants are not as healthy as domesticated plants.
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Re: Useful Weeds

Postby CrustyOldFart » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:12 am

panamint_patty: That sounds like something from the hippie days. Lots of braindead morons back then. They thought that it was natural or something about getting in touch with nature. Foraging in the desert won't get you too far that's for sure and think of the animals. They have it hard enough without you stealing their food!
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