Incredible, Edible Weed
If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em. The long held belief that a well manicured, weed free lawn is the sign of a responsible and diligent lawn owner is slowly starting to come into question as more and more people are becoming environmentally conscious when it comes to applying weed killers; and too that the weeds we’ve all worked so laboriously to eradicate are in fact beneficial edible weeds which can be harvested, saving lawn owners precious time, and money. If you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed that the first thing to make its presence known in your lawn in the spring will generally be weeds. Weeds are nothing if not resilient and persistent, so why not put them to good use. If you’re going to be bent over pulling the little buggers out of the ground anyway how about throwing them in a cooking pot instead of the waste can. The list of edible weeds includes dandelion, purslane, chickweed, lamb’s-quarters, and more, but be sure to properly identify any and all weeds prior to eating. While nearly all of the dandelion can be used in the kitchen, only parts of other weed specimens should be ingested, and some should never, ever be eaten raw!