Link: Weeds As Indicator Plants

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is always good for advice and gossip.  This article I thought worth sharing.  Happy Gardening!

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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.

WHAT WEEDS CAN TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR SOIL

3 comments on “Link: Weeds As Indicator Plants”

  1. Very useful information on the usefulness of weeds in terms of the quality of the soil. The link contains enough information to keep students busy for quite some time of the school year (not just for home schoolers).

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