Fw: pop weed

Ellen Hornig hornig@earthlink.net
Fri, 06 Mar 2009 14:13:35 PST
I used to be a fan of Euell Gibbons, and in that vein I *tried* Japanese 
knotweed.  I would strongly recommend against it.  I'd have to be really, 
really hungry before I did that again.

On the other hand, poppers, as we call them (pop weed, cardamine) are 
delicious, as is Barbarea vulgaris (upland cress), and lamb's quarters 
(chenopodium) isn't bad.  Purslane is tasty enough, but slimy.  Spring 
beauty tubers are very nice, but very tiny, and better left to produce their 
pretty little flowers.

Ah, spring.  Here, the ice and snow are gradually melting, and we are 
gradually cleaning up after the dogs' winter activities.  Never a dull 


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126 USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Mazer" <markmazerandfm13@earthlink.net>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Fw: pop weed

> >David, Interesting culinary options which you advocate over there or is 
> >this done tongue in cheek, how does the diesel and petrol particulates 
> >affect flavours? Over here we read and see news items suggesting economic 
> >bad times in the USA but foraging for food along road sides, we had no 
> >idea it was so bad.
> Don't even have to leave the yard.  Our lawn has provided Burdock root, 
> Chickweed, Cress, Dandelion, Lambsquarters, Plantain, Purslane, Red 
> clover, Shepherd's purse and Violets for salads, stews and cooked greens. 
> And Japanese knotweed has many edible possibilities. Weeds, gotta love em.
> Mark Mazer
> Hertford, NC USA
> no 'cides on my lawn
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