Monday, October 14, 2013
By Mike on Monday, October 14, 2013, 21:13
October 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.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
By Mike on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 21:05
October 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.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
By Mike on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 21:22
Most 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
Sunday, November 28, 2010
By Mike on Sunday, November 28, 2010, 22:29
This 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.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
By Mike on Sunday, May 24, 2009, 20:49
Chickweed 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.