Archives for: June 2008, 29
I don't mind pulling weeds in my vegetable garden. When I pull weeds I tend to look more closely at my plants and see how they are growing. There is something about being close to the earth that I love.
Some weeds I leave in place because I eat them. Purslane and dandelion are two weeds I have been eating this year.
Purslane is a Warrior Superfood, it is really a lovely vegetable to eat, crunchy and slightly sweet it is a nice addition to salads. I will leave some purslane to go to seed so next year I have more of this tasty vegetable.
Not all weeds are useful some need to be pulled out so that other things can grow. Weeds take water and nutrients from the soil so that the plants nearby won't grow properly. So pulling them is essential to the health of the other plants in the garden.
For me weeds are also symbolic because they suggest things in our lives that need to be removed so that other things can grow and flourish.