California Weeds: Fireweed?

Answer A member of the evening primrose family, fireweed (Epilobium or Chamerion angustifolium) is an enthusiastic progenitor, spreading by rhizomes wherever it can find easy access to the soil. Also call... Read More »

Top Q&A For: California Weeds: Fireweed

What is the bloom time of fireweed?

June through September is the bloom time of fireweed [Epilobium angustifolium]. The wildflower may grow its strong, leafy stems anywhere from 2 - 6 feet [60.96 centimeters - 1.8288 meters] high. At... Read More »

Where do i start with a brand new yard no grass just dirt and weeds There are weeds everywhere!?

First kill the weeds. Chemical like Roundup (not a ground sterilizing chemical) or cover with plastic for a few weeks - will kill all. Next rototill. You MUST have good soil under the sod so grass ... Read More »

The Difference in the Flavor of Fireweed Honey & Wildflower Honey?

Honey is one of the oldest foods known to man. Its golden sweet taste is known for its nuanced flavors. Honey is made from the nectar of many flowers, including wildflowers and fireweed. ... Read More »

How to Hoe Weeds?

The hoe is an important weapon in the gardener's war against weeds. The steel blade sinks into the earth to remove weeds and stir the soil, thus giving keeper plants more moisture, nutrients, and g... Read More »