Main forum: FREE FOOD - from an invasive weed

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plantsANDpets
Apr 22, 2011 11:29 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
I am suddenly all jazzed up about this plant I've been cussing for almost a decade.

I heard on NPR recently that this is the MOST nutritious green ever tested. It is terribly INVASIVE here. I have hated it for years. I will continue to hate it where it doesn't belong. Yet since I have learned how nutritious it is, I plan to grow it in containers where it can't escape, keep it deadheaded, and chow down! I've been needing to find a food crop that would be prolific and strong here in zone 5.....

Beans and greens, baby. Beans and greens. FREE FOOD!
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
plantsANDpets
Apr 22, 2011 11:31 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Pictures might help....
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Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
ImageMaridell
Apr 22, 2011 11:38 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
What is the name of this plant?
plantsANDpets
Apr 25, 2011 9:00 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Can't believe I left that out!

It's the dreaded Garlic Mustard. Alliaria petiolata.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
ImageMaridell
Apr 25, 2011 9:07 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
So is it really edible??? I don't have any here but you have me curious Smiling
plantsANDpets
Apr 25, 2011 9:24 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Yes, it is. Tastes just like garlic.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
ImageMaridell
Apr 25, 2011 9:34 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Well I'll keep that in mind if I ever run across some, although it is best I never see it in my yard Hilarious! I do like garlic but I have garlic chives to satisfy that taste bud...a lot more controllable!
plantsANDpets
Apr 25, 2011 9:56 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Yeah. For me it's a relief that it's such a pig. I've been trying to stop it unsuccessfully for years. Now when I pull it I can wash and cook or freeze it and it has SOME purpose! I couldn't possibly grow enough cultivated greens to feed myself like I like to eat. These things will just appear for me!
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
ImageSkiekitty
May 17, 2011 2:30 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
We don't have that plant here.. it might be interesting to see if I could get my carnivorous DH to try something green for a change (he's almost militaristically against eating veggies.. I don't classify corn/carrots/potatoes to be veggies!) as we both love garlic.
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