A Purty Weed (Chickweed)

A Purty Weed (Chickweed)

Looking for a thick ground cover that is green even in the dead of winter? Do you want something that will cover your yard with absolutely zero maintenance? Then look no further for you have found your answer! Chickweed is taking America and Tennessee by storm. It will quickly cover your lawn and garden in a dense mat of green foliage. It even has white flowers that will reproduce rapidly creating more and more of the wonderful ground cover you love! Forget about growing your lawn or wildflowers! Forget about flower beds and vegetables! Chickweed will proudly cover any area you let it. Hurry supplies are not even close to limited get yours today!

Please note that this post was done in sarcasm! Do not ever try to grow chickweed as it will do as I said and spread, spread, spread! It looks very nice in its dense mat but beneath the chickweed nothing else will grow and it will choke out other plants around it. According to various herbalists it has several benefits in treating inflammations and abscesses although I can’t verify this from experience. It seems to be enjoying the area beside our back porch. This area is destined to be redone so its days are numbered!


Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. I like it.
    I think it is pretty.

  2. It might be a weed;
    But it IS a purty Weed indeed…

  3. Holy smokes! Better get to redoing before it takes over the rest of the yard!

  4. At first I was ready to get on-line and find this purty weed that grows green in the dead of winter (our yard is completely brown right now), then I figured it out….

    I’m very interested in plants used for medicinal purposes, but I think I’ll stay away from this one!

  5. Jenny (my wife)

    I’m glad you like it. 😉

    Skeeter, Tina, and Sherry,

    It may look nice but it will take over pretty quick. Too bad it wasn’t phlox, thyme or some other more manageable ground cover!

    I was surprised to see that it could be used for medicinal purposes. I also read something about henbit, another common weed, for medicinal purposes. Although I don’t remember exactly what it does it does something apparently.

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