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Monday, October 14, 2013

Chickweed Seeds

chickweedseedsthumb.jpgOctober 2013 - After washing some chickweed, I happened to notice the seeds that had collected in the bottom of the bowl - and I began to wonder if it would be possible to collect them and sprout them as a micro-salad.

Well - I didn't intend to wonder for long - so here's the experiment - and as a bonus, a microscopic close-up look at chickweed seeds.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chickweed Pakora

chickweedpakorathumb.jpgOctober 2013 - Nearly everything in the vegetable garden has come to an end now... except the weeds.

So to make use of a lush carpet of chickweed that has taken over, here's a recipe for making it into spicy pakora fritters.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Project Wholegrain - Garden-Scale Cereal Crops

wholegrainthumb.jpgMost vegetable crops that are grown commercially are also popular with small scale home gardeners, however, this doesn't seem to be the case for cereal crops. So this year - 2011 - I'm going to give it a try - growing grain on a very small scale

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Project Samwise - Grocery Gardening

grocerygardeningthumb.jpgThis year, 2010, I'm going to be growing vegetables in a small plot in my garden, but I'm going to do this without visiting the garden centre or hardware store for seeds - I'll be starting using nothing more than seeds and vegetables from my kitchen.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009


chickweedthumb.JPGChickweed is a fast-growing plant, common on cultivated soil - it's one of the plants we spend time and energy weeding out of our salad gardens - and yet it grows lush and green when planted crops such as lettuce may struggle.

We should probably just eat the chickweed.

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