Pass by any natural pond, lake, river or marsh and you’re likely to see cattail plants. These edible wild plants provide pollen for bees and food for wildlife, while filtering water to promote healthy wetlands. Many gardeners grow cattail plants for their ornamental value in aquatic gardens or alongside ponds, although the cattails are considered invasive in certain areas. Read the following articles to learn more about the pros and cons of growing cattails.
Collecting cattail seeds and planting them successfully requires timing and the right conditions. Read this article to learn what to do with cattail seeds and how to propagate this plant with a long history of use. Click here for more information.
Cattails are notorious for being aggressive. On the plus side, they are one of the best natural filters for ponds, lakes, streams, etc., taking up valuable nutrients that can be used as soil amendments and mulch. Learn about mulching with cattails here.
Have you ever looked at a stand of cattails and wondered is the cattail plant edible? Using edible parts of a cattail in the kitchen is nothing new, except maybe the kitchen part. So what parts of cattail are edible? Find out in this article.
Did you know wild cattails were edible? Yes, those distinctive plants growing alongside the water?s edge can easily be harvested. Sound intriguing? Find additional information in this article and learn more about what cattails are used for.
Pass by any lake, pond, river or marsh that has been left to Mother Nature?s attention and you?ll find cattails. Some love them, other hate them. Get both sides in this article and control info for those who need it.