The Old Farmer’s Almanac is always good for advice and gossip. This article I thought worth sharing. Happy Gardening!
Oh, and by the way: Identifying plants in the garden is a great homeschooling activity, too. If the children want to help tend the garden, they better know friend from foe in the plant world!
Weeds are annoying, but they can also be great indicator plants, telling you what nutrients your garden is lacking or what it has in excess. Before you pull out the pesky weeds that are overtaking your cultivated plants, take a minute to notice what is growing.
That’s right—read your weeds! They are excellent indicators of soil conditions and quality. If you have large patches of one kind of weed, your garden is trying to tell you something.