Kitchen Garden

EAT YOUR WEEDS!

We all love a neat row of vegetables. There are times, however, when things don’t go to plan: crops fail, pests win the battle. Then there’s the hungry gap when, unless your planning has been meticulous and you have been lucky with the weather, there is little to harvest. There is an answer to this situation – eat the weeds!

Weeds are, by definition, vigorous plants that grow themselves. There is a long tradition of eating wild plants, but it was associated with poverty, and once the supermarkets arrived, bringing cheap food, such knowledge died out. The tradition survives in places in

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