Gardener’s Bumper Crop… Eat Those Weeds!

It’s summer and most gardeners are doing battle with weeks. But botanist Dr. James A. Duke has a different take on some common weeds: he eats them and boils them for tea. Dr. Duke has written many books on the healing power of plants and herbs, including The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook: Your Everyday Reference to the Best Herbs for Healing. Here he shows Wall Street Journal reporter Anne-Marie Chaker his garden and points out common weeds that make good eating. Now, don’t get all fired up by Dr. Duke and run out and start harvesting weeds for dinner. Some are poisonous and you need an expert to guide you. Take a look: