Wintertime Is Chickweed Time: Need to Reconsider My Stance on this Weed

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Wintertime Is Chickweed Time

By dave
January 12, 2015

Whenever I give a talk to a garden club or group of master gardeners, I always make sure to spend a few minutes talking about one of my favorite plants, chickweed. Every person needs to know about this useful (and deliciously edible) plant.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 11, 2015 7:05 PM CST
Chickweed is one of those weeds that I fight every year. It is going to be hard to not kill it, but it does sound as if it has some very good qualities.


Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 11, 2015 8:30 PM CST

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Let me know how you like the taste of it.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 12, 2015 5:48 AM CST
I'm thinking of picking some and then adding bacon and onion to fix it like sour lettuce. Or maybe just a bowl of it with a little oil and vinegar. At any rate, I am going to try to work with it, instead of against it this year.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 14, 2015 5:03 PM CST
Vickie, I like it in sandwiches and salads.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 14, 2015 10:48 PM CST
Good one Margaret. I was just thinking about chickweed a while ago and wondering when I could start looking for it here. It'll probably have to get a little warmer Smiling
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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