Happiness is discovering that a pesky garden weed is a useful plant!

Today I was looking at this great video from Garden Fork on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAtGrCIyec0

As soon as I saw the close-up of this ‘weed’ called Purslane, a medicinal wild herb with super nutritional properties, it was a huge ‘AHA!’ moment for me.  That is the weed that has cropped up all through our gardens;  practically laying a carpet around everything planted.  I had a feeling when I was weeding this plant that I shouldn’t be.  I wanted to know what it was, but sometimes it’s hard to identify a plant from the wild.  Is this weed going to leech away all the soil nutrients so my cultivated plants suffer?

I always learn better when someone shows me.  I’m so grateful to all the youtubers out there posting videos of wild edibles plants!

 

 

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