I Know Which Plants In My Yard Are Weeds, But I Don’t Know Their Names

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    pgmarcumpgmarcum
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    I live just south of Lexington, KY.  I know which plants in my yard (and bed!) are weeds, but I don;t know their names.  Can you tell me what is most common in my area and which are the best for fernenting?  I have tons of one weed with scallop-edge leaves that produces a stalk of lavender blue blossoms.  They’re everywhere, and they crawl.  But they are very easy to pull from the roots, which come out failry intact.

    Is it possible to send photos of the most common ones present in my yard?

    Thank you!

     

     

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    Nate from N&GNate from N&G
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    Sure you can send photos! Click the small icon that looks like this in a reply to your post:

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    A few pictures will help narrow down what’s growing – and make it clear which you can and shouldn’t use for fermenting!

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    Nate from N&GNate from N&G
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    Coming back to you now wondering whether you might be talking about dead-nettle. Here’s a link – is this your weed?

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    pgmarcumpgmarcum
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    Yes!  Dead nettle is my weed indeed. It is a quite pretty little plant, but it takes over my flower bed.

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    Nate from N&GNate from N&G
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    It is definitely worth turning into fermented tea. It’ll have lots of nitrogen and also quite a few trace minerals and all, too, especially if you plunk in a few of those roots to the mix.

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    pgmarcumpgmarcum
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    Thanks – I’ll try it!

     

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    plantito_sottoplantito_sotto
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    Yes! This is the only problem that I have with the dead nettle. It always, and I mean ALWAYS, takes over the flower bed.

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    plantito_sottoplantito_sotto
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    Whenever you can, please share some photos with us. It will be easier for anyone who’s an expert on flowers to determine the one you’re asking 🙂

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