HERBS AND WILD PLANTS – A HUNT FOR SEEDS

What a beautiful day it was, pleasantly warm and sunshine, no wind, just perfect to be outside!
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Today I visited the library and on my way home I decided that I would pick some seeds of the Nettles I came across.  I need more Nettles in the garden, first of all to use in the compost, but also to add to soup as it is a very nutritious plant.  So the idea is to grow more Nettles from the seeds collected.  So it is an experiment.

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Tender young leafs of the Nettle, even at this time of the year.

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These are leaves of the Yarrow plant, I saw some growing along the road side today, but I obviously did not want to pick those for medicinal use.  The Yarrow plant can be helpful with winter colds and hence I usually have some dried leaves in the house.  Next spring I will try and grow these myself as they are also beautiful flowers.  I also collected some seeds of this plant today, another experiment.

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The flowers of the Yarrow plant, flowering still around here.

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And the seed heads, still a way to go before they become dry.

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Fenugreek is a herb that I use a lot, and this year I decided to grow it myself.  It worked out all right but I think that I sowed it rather too late in the spring time, so this is how the plant is now.

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Finally today, I picked some Chickpea leaves, they are supposed to be edible too, though I have not tried them yet.  Something new for the menu perhaps.  Today I used all sorts of greens growing in the garden to cook up a nice soup, it is so satisfying to grow stuff and then cook it for the family.  I even added Dandelion leaves and last years Parsley (out of the deepfreeze).  Also finished reading my compost book this morning and learnt such a lot, it’s all about understanding what goes on in the composting bin, while we are sleeping 🙂

 

2 thoughts on “HERBS AND WILD PLANTS – A HUNT FOR SEEDS

  1. Luckily we have a patch of nettles on the other side of our back fence ,field ,it has artichokes in at the moment waiting for them to bloom like sunflowers ,good for the butterflys. Tricia

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    1. That’s lovely Tricia, and these artichokes are good for cooking also. I have not grown any for a long while but am planning to put some in soon. Enjoy yours, Agnes

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