Friday, March 6, 2009

Alternanthera sessilis ( Sessile Joyweed)

This is a lovely planter bed of red Joyweed. I understand that the leaves are picked and then boiled and drunk as tea to improve blood circulation, as well as relieve high blood sugar and cholestrol.


Since the weeds form a very nice planter bed cover, I decided to jazz it up by planting French beans within the planter. My intention was to let the bean plants run up the trellis that I built to break the monotony of the low level weedy plant. Let's hope that the beans can grow without the weeds killing and strangling them.

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Update 25/03/09
The French beans can't grow well with these weeds in this way. Have to give up the idea for the time being.

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