The Greenhouse,

is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile

Wednesday

Unavoidable finding i Tyra's Garden

This post, 'Unavoidable finding in Tyra’s Garden' - was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/
Chickweed -Nate på svenska
ABC Wednesday and this weeks letter is U
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Unavoidable Chickweed
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Våtarv på svenska eller Nate som jag kallar den för det hörde jag min mormor kalla den. Det här måste vara en sann kulturväxt :-)

Chickweed among my spinach


Unavoidable finding – it sure is…

Stellaria Media – an unavoidable finding in gardens all over the world. One of man’s most faithful companion someone said and I think that is true. This pretty little flowering plant is perhaps the most common weed, a ‘cosmo-political plant’, perhaps un-exterminatable. Well sometimes it feels just that it’s hard to get rid of, but I have a suggestion!

Tips and ideas -EAT it. This is one of the most delicious and tender wild plants, really tasty. Next time put it in you mixed garden salad, in your sandwich, wok or pasta. Enjoy your unavoidable finding.

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Take care my friends - don't be a stranger!

TYRA

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22 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

thanks

Pat - Arkansas said...

My daughter regularly includes chickweed in her salads, in season. It's amazing how many "weeds" are tasty... and good for you!

Ruben said...

Jag kallar den Våtarv. Har ondgjort mig hela våren, att trots torkan - nog trivs Våtarven, namnet till trots. Men nu ska det bli andra bullar, eller rättare sagt - sallader, av!!! /Ruben

patientgardener said...

Glad you are feeling better. I think its nice when people feature weeds because after all they are just plants in the wrong place!

Rose said...

Very clever, Tyra! Weeds seem to be unavoidable in my garden, too; sometimes if they're not bothering anything, I leave the pretty ones alone. Eating the chickweed would be one way of solving the problem!

RuneE said...

Tja, man kan jo la det følges av en annen uugåelig plane - vin fra løvetann!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hej Rune

Vin fra lovetann = Maskrosvin ellerhur Rune. Jag har faktiskt smakat ett riktigt gott ett!

Reader Wil said...

It's interesting that you know how to use wild plants for food and drink! Thanks for sharing.

♥Häxor & Änglar♥ said...

Våtarv/Nate är verkligen gott!
Kram Eva Linnea

Anna said...

Had not realised that chickweed is edible Tyra. Will have to have a nibble soon. Glad that you are on the mend.

Frances said...

Thanks for the tip, Tyra, and I am so glad you are feeling better too.
Frances

Tumblewords: said...

I had no idea - tomorrow I'll go looking... thanks!

Camellia said...

A surprise suggestion! I guess there are more edibles out there than is commonly known. Pretty picture too!

NellJean said...

Chickweed is a cool-season weed here. I try to keep it pulled before it gets big enough to eat.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I had no idea you could eat chickweed. Well I guess that's one way to deal with it! LOL

I LOVE your blog! The greenhouse is just gorgeous and so is the portager. I printed out some pages to add to my garden inspiration notebook. So glad I stopped by.

-Jackie (Ellie Mae's Cottage)

jay said...

You can eat chickweed? I didn't know that! I'm not going to try it though!

Kathleen said...

Who knew you could eat it??? Not me!! Thanks Tyra. So glad you are up and about and feeling better. :-)

Naturegirl said...

Tyra: But it has the most delightful green leaves in your images...at first I thought it looked like basil!
Silly me!
(For you to come to my Canadian lakes would be wonderful!!)

Carol said...

I have never eaten chickweed either but will give it a try... love the dandelion greens in my salads... there is so much more than the name "weed" implies to so many plants! With excepting to bishops weed... but then it must help cure gout for its other name is 'gout weed'. Thanks for the info on chickweed and your photos are so appealing! Best of Health!

Grace and Bradley said...

I finally come back to our garden on the Cape Cod. I will have to look for this delicious weed and may be I can make a salad of it for lunch tomorrow.

nicolette said...

For some reason, chickweeds always populate my garden, and no matter how hard I try to get rid of them, they always come back. This is certainly an idea though!

Nicolette
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Roses and Lilacs said...

I'll have to go out and look for it. It isn't terribly common here. Right now we have wild purselane just getting off to a good start. That is wonderful in salads.
Marnie