September 16, 2016
This first picture below shows chickweed overtaking my kale and lettuce box. She’s choking them both!
The next image is what happens to chickweed when I cut her hair. Chickweed is simple to harvest:
As you can see below, I start dehydrating the chickweed on white garden fabric. I fill the sheet of fabric with the harvested weeds and then drag it onto the patio so it’s off the moist grass. The sun and air start the dehydrating process. After it’s compacted down, I stuff it on trays in my 9 tray dehydrator to finish the job.
When dehydrating powders, you want to avoid mold. Get your greens crispy and crunchy. They should break, not bend.
After I take the dried chickweed and friends out of the dehydrator, I need to powder it. Here are the steps:
Not all weeds are great for green powder since they vary in levels of nutrients. Humans benefit from some more than others. According to The Wild Wisdom of Weeds by Katrina Blair, these are the plants you can have loads of in your green powder:
Here are the weeds that “require special attention” if being added to green powder:
great idea !
superfood to dust on anything your eating
I saw someone comment to load your weeds with extra with thistle, mint and basil to make it really tasty