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Embracing Invasive Plants.

Last night I made a pesto using the invasive  Sahara Mustard - Brassica tournefortii. Each spring in th Mojave Desert everyone is batteling to weed this invasive. I don’t use toxic chemicals so hand weeding is how I control it. I can’t weed fast enough. So I began to embrace the invasive plants and seeing them in a different way, like as food and medicine is a helpful way to look at weeding. Usually folks dump toxic chemicals on weeds looking to remove the annoyance and true they are annoying especially when the invasive plants begin to crowd your garden and inhibit growth of your plants. So, I began to Weed looking at the Sahara Mustard in a new light. Last spring I added this spicy warmi