"A weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place, at the wrong time."
They get a bad rep, those poor weeds. They are sprayed, pulled, smothered and burned. Every gardener works hard towards a weed free garden. I know there has been many discussions in our home about how to deal with weeds in the pasture. But surely they are there for a reason...right? Why would God put something on this Earth just to cause us aggravation?
The more research I do, the more I realize that I am overlooking a gardening resource. Weeds can tell us about the condition of our soil. They can prevent erosion, bring up nutrients, and conserve moisture. I would love to share an article that I came across that I actually printed out.
Weeds: Don't Shoot the Messenger
Fantastic reading. I hope that you get as much useful information out of it as I did.