Are you getting ready for root digging season? At weedom, we’ve noticed that many of our favorite plants aren’t so easy to locate when the time of root harvest is optimal, especially when the land is extremely dry. The easy method for us is to mark the areas of interest wherever the useful weeds tend to disappear from sight. Some plants have big stems or trunks and persistent leaves, so we don’t have worry about physically marking those. Now’s the time to make sure we know which chicory, dandelions and valerian are going to be excavated. Marking the
My favourites are dandelion, salsify, sarsparilla and a Sydney native you probably never saw before, gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa).
Wow! Thank you.
I’ve harvested valerian, echinacea, and ashwagandha roots so far. Goldenrod (whole plant) is next.
Amazing. I'm very new to gardening and am beginning slowly due to time and physical limitations. A group that I belong to is very interested in interacting with and healing from the plant world. We haven't quite started on it yet, but your articles will be very useful. One thing I've noticed this late summer season is the beautiful flowers that I think qualify as weeds, but I really enjoy them. Thanks for the expansive knowledge base you communicate here on substack. 💕