Posted: 16/08/2013 at 07:57
You can also cook chickweed like a spinach leaf when young - it can get fibrous when older - and it works well added to a curry. Hand weeding is an endless task, but removing the bulk with a hoe lasts for a while. I keep a plastic compost bin with a sheet of plastic below it specifically for pernicious weeds. Don't know when or if I'll dare to use any compost from it, but they reduce down and are at least contained. A thick layer of grass cuttings helps to blanket out light and air. So far no escaping nettles, bindweed, ground elder, dandelions... The one plant I don't put in there is horsetail. It goes in the bin.