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What Your Garden's Weeds are Trying to Tell You #gardening

What Your Garden's Weeds are Trying to Tell You #gardening

Bindweed : This morning glory relative, a vining plant with white and pink blossoms, thrives in compacted soil. Chickweed: This low, spreading annual weed is a sign of high fertility. Chicory : Chicory is most easily identifiable by its bright blue flowers. You'll often find this plant growing along roadsides, where it is a sign of compacted soil. Dandelion: Probably the most easily identified weed on this list, the dandelion is common just about everywhere but will absolutely thrive in acidic soil. Henbane: Henbane, also called "black henbane," is common in the northwestern U.S. as well as southern Canada. It is a sign of alkaline soil. Horsetail: This perennial weed, which spreads both by spores and rhizomes, thrives in damp, poorly-drained soils. Lamb's Quarters: Lamb's quarters are very common annual garden weeds. Their presence in your garden is a sign of high fertili...

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