We have tried adding some new weeds to our lawn though: started on wild strawberries and crimson clover last year, and adding various mints (including chocolate and pineapple mints!) this year (which yes, we might regret, but for now it's fresh tea every day)
@cwebber We also stay on the lookout for broad-leaf and narrow-leaf plantain (Plantago, not Musa), violets, dandelions, and chickweed. Even the kiddo (6) likes chickweed.
Broad-leaf plantain is funny because it starts out tasting green and then turns into a mushroom flavor after a couple seconds.
@cwebber I've had trouble identifying narrow-leaf plantain at times due to confusion with other plants, although it should be clear when it has a flower/seed stalk. Same with dandelion, surprisingly.
The others have been pretty clear, but I guess it depends on what else grows in the area -- I never had trouble with those two when I was growing up... but I also lived in an area where there wasn't anything similar in appearance. :-)
@cwebber Ah, wonderful! And now you'll be seeing it everywhere. :-P
We've gotten in the habit of just letting a certain amount of these weeds live in our garden since they provide a ready supply of greens throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
(Also keep an eye out for purslane, which you may or may not find in your area.)
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