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|Cook them & season with butter.
Hi Gwen! I thought I'd pop in to see what you've been up to.
WEEDS - I am Queen of them.
In your list:
Nettles - yes, but no roots.
blackberry/salmonberry - no. burn them.
grasses: yes - but no stoloniferous types. Those with matted/fibrous roots are fine.
Lemon balm - are you nuts? =:0) yes, but no roots/seeds.
Creeping Ranunculus (which has an ominous ring to it as opposed to "buttersups" which sounds like a fancy sauce) - no flowers/no roots.
OK - condensed primer on weeds.
all annual weeds, not in seed stage are good, & generally speaking, cause no problems.
perennial weeds - tops only; no seeds/flowers.
anything with thorns will bite you later in the compost. burn/toss.
anything you notice being rambunctious: exercise caution.
I started an experiment last year with Bokashi - I have 4 trash cans full of weeds - all types with seeds/roots & general evilness. I applied the Bokashi method, soaking all of this into an evil brew, that really has no foul odor. AS soon as the weather warms up, I will be dumping it all in one large pile in order to contain this mess, and provide me an area to observe over a 6 month period. I'll let you know how this turns out.
If you want more info on Bokashi, I would check the various threads that deal specifically with it. LOTS of info on it. sorry I cannot reference those threads for you - I did not renew, so I no longer have access. Basically, when one uses Bokashi, one is "pickling" whatever it is applied to. Pickled items die, and the bio mass that happens as a result has potential for being the foundation for new soil.
Let me know if you have any more Questions. I'm very good at weeds!