Asked on May 02, 2015

Weed or not?

Renee F
by Renee F
Hello Friends! Any idea what this is? I am about to weed this bed and I dont want to pull the good stuff. Thanks in advance!
q weed or not, gardening
  9 answers
  • Mary Ann Sutter Mary Ann Sutter on May 02, 2015
    This a weed that my dad use to refer to as "lambsquarters". It is edible.

    • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on May 02, 2015
      @Mary Ann Sutter I always wondered what lambsquarters were. My mom could find all kinds of edible plants in the wild and this is one she talked about. Thanks for the info, Mary Ann.

  • Lotus-e Lotus-e on May 03, 2015
    Also known as Goosefoot. related to Swiss Chard

  • Judy Judy on May 03, 2015
    Lambsquarter looks a lot like another weed that is not edible. The way I tell the difference is that lambsquarter has a slightly gritty silvery frosting on the new leaves & on the under side of the adult leaves. It's very tasty if picked young, cleaned & steamed. Yumm-yumm.

  • Saira Ahmed Saira Ahmed on May 03, 2015
    Asian people eat this one

  • Renee F Renee F on May 03, 2015
    Thanks everyone! It was in the Rose bed so it had to go. I am glad to know what it is

  • Noemi Barroga Noemi Barroga on May 04, 2015
    it is edible and very tasty, a tender vegetable...i let them grow wild in my yard and even freeze some already stir fried...tastes nutty kind of when eaten raw...

    • Lotus-e Lotus-e on Jun 02, 2015
      @Noemi Barroga it is very nutritious.. a wild spinach that grows all over RSA. . I use in curry. soups and stews .

  • Fed753947 Fed753947 on May 04, 2015
    This weed is known as pigweed white goosefoot, wild spinach. It contains large amounts of calcium, protein, vitamins A and C. Этот сорняк известен как марь белая, лебеда, дикий шпинат. В нём содержится большое количество кальция, белка, витаминов А и С.

  • Renee F Renee F on Aug 25, 2015
    I appreciate everyone's answers. I decided to pull it up because anything growing where it is not wanted is a weed.

  • Kathleen Kathleen on Jun 10, 2022

    Renee, I need your advice. The first time I got a cucumber plant to thrive, but the cukes are very bitter. Am I doing something wrong?