Weeds as Indicator Plants

By rsweets@tds.net (Robin Sweetser) Weeds can be great indicator plants and tell you about your garden. Before you pull out the pesky weeds that are probably overtaking your cultivated plants, take a minute to notice what is growing.

Read your weeds! Yes, weeds are a constant annoyance, but they are also excellent indicators of soil conditions. If you have large patches of one kind of weed, your garden is trying to tell you something.

Common Weeds and What They Indicate

Amaranth (also called red root pigweed) grows in rich… more

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