Did you know that your weeds tell you a lot about your soil?
Because certain weeds grow in certain conditions, when one appears, you can bet it’s there because of the kind of soil that’s there. So knowing your weeds can tell you whether your soil is wet or dry, rich or poor, alkaline or acidic, aerated or compacted.
Acidic Soil (A good place for blueberries, azaleas, and hydrangeas)
Fertile soil (Maybe a spot for a vegetable garden):
Weeds That Improve Soil Fertility
Clover—pulls nitrogen from the air and puts it in the soil
Dock–Deep taproots bring up calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron, and help soil structure.
What have you learned from reading the weeds?