The principal herbs and plants growing on our farm at home are, nettles, dock leaves, thistles, "forawns", comfrey, garlic, water cress, mint, and "St Patrick's leaves"
The most harmful of these weeds are, nettles, dock leaves, and thistles.
They grow in large groups in meadow and pasture fields. They absorb much of the plant food which should go to the meadow and grass.
Comfrey grows on large stalks with a very large rough leaf. In Autumn a purple flower grows on it. Sometimes it is given to pigs to eat. The roots of the comfrey are used as a poultice for sore feet.
"Forawns" are plants like comfrey. They are also given to pigs to eat.
Nettles are boiled and given to turkeys.
Garlic grows on long stalks and is good for a sore throat.
Water cress grows in a
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