I’ve noticed some of the best things to have in a yard, are the same things people fight and fight to get rid of. Herbs, salmon berries, dandelions, and my favorite, blackberries!
Our back yard had some coming over the fence when we moved in, it only took a week or so to see it was not something we wanted to get rid of! The first year, we ate blackberries on everything! And ended up with so many we froze a few gallon bags full! Last year I made blackberry jam, and syrup, and we ate more than any human should! This year so far the kids have eaten a ton, and I’ve picked about 3 gallons for juice J I would never give these plants up!
But every time someone comes over they say something like:
You know you can spray those?
I have a guy that does yards… you want his number?
Why don’t you cut those back?
Why don’t you say something to your landlord about those?
I’d worry about letting my kids play near there!
That last one kills me… seriously? What’s going to happen? The kid eats one and stains her shirt? People are crazy.
I always end up telling them the same thing, if I move, and our new house doesn’t have any, I’m planting some :P And you know, I really, really mean it! In fact, hunny and I have talked about digging these up to take with us! lol