Top 5 Edible Weeds

by Michelle Toole on Healthy Holistic Living

Some of those weeds you see growing in the local park, or in the forest nearby, are something more than just plants you step on. A lot of those are actually edible.

But let’s be clear unless you are absolutely positive about the weed you are pulling I wouldn’t recommend eating it! Be smart and healthy.

1. Dandelion

Ahh the dandelion, one of my favorite! This weed can be a bit bitter but it’s great for the liver. This common weed holds incredible nutritional value. “Dandelions are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and it even has antioxidants. For example, one cup of raw dandelion greens contains 112% of your daily required intake of vitamin A and 535% of vitamin K,” explains Edible Wildfood. Contrary to popular belief, dandelions are actually good for your grass and garden, as their long taproots help summon minerals and nitrogen to the surface where shallow-rooting plants can take advantage of them.  Continue reading “Top 5 Edible Weeds”

Mini garden

Last autumn, I started planting some flowers. I must say, is the first time I plant something from scratch. I’m testing myself to see if I’m able to take care a living plant from the very beginning. So far I haven’t had much luck.

I first started buying a small cactus… it died after 6 months, my guess is that It died because of too much water.

Years after, I tried to take care of my mom’s plants because she moved to another city… wasn’t really me who was taking care of those, it was more the girl who helped me cleaning the flat, and she used to arrive every 15 days, so you can imagine, probably the plants were surviving!

However, since I live now in a place where apparently balconies are very common in apartments and flower pots are a must hanging on the balconies rails, then I decided to give it a try. But from scratch, not trying to buy a flower already grown, but planting the seeds… well, this is how it started on August the 5th 2012:

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On August 13th they were already showing their first living signs:

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And after seeing it was working, I tried to plant other stuff, like Red Chilis on March
(for the next seeds I used an upcycling technique which has worked prefectly with self water plastic bottles, I’ll post about it later):


As well as bell peppers:

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Then, they started to grow and, in the case of the flowers, to fully bloom:

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Camomile p.1
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Red Chilli p.1
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Bell Peppers

Oh! And the new acquisition: apple seed

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