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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: help identifying a weed / flower Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Looking for help identifying the weed in the attached photo.. came back from holidays to find it all over my new flower bed.

At first I thought it was the flowers sprouting but I had different flowers in different areas and the flower in the attched pic has spread everywhere



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat hen or lambs quarter or dungweed also known as orache
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is delicious, either as a cooked veggy like spinach, or as young leaves in salad. Analysis of "bog bodies" has shown that it was a staple vegetable is bronze age times. It is a very common weed though, so don't let it spread, but instead of throwing it away, eat it!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
It is delicious, either as a cooked veggy like spinach, or as young leaves in salad. Analysis of "bog bodies" has shown that it was a staple vegetable is bronze age times. It is a very common weed though, so don't let it spread, but instead of throwing it away, eat it!


How do you cook it and for how long
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: garden is covered Reply with quote

I'm selling it by the kilo here if your interested
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want some more
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, no probs. If you'll deliver it... Plenty around here.
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