This blog charts the journey of my gardening experience in a Community Garden.
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.
The French beans can't grow well with these weeds in this way. Have to give up the idea for the time being.