What Did You Cook and Eat From Your Garden Today?

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I picked the first calico peas and a few pink eye purple Hull peas from the garden. I cooked them last night and have leftovers! At least the peas are making, cause not much else is.
 

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Speaking of garden weeds, does anyone eat plantain? There is more of it growing in my garden than any thing I planted. Plantain soup? Plantain smoothie? Chicken-fried plantain?
 

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Speaking of garden weeds, does anyone eat plantain? There is more of it growing in my garden than any thing I planted. Plantain soup? Plantain smoothie? Chicken-fried plantain?
I was just noticing how well the Broad Leaf Plantain is doing in my weedy driveway.

I have eaten plantain and found it tough ... Maybe no more tough than Scotch kale but even Broad Leaf plantain has tiny leaves.

Steve
 

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Kimchi Ramen & Escarole.

How's that for East meets West?

Good match ... maybe better than a brassica with ramen noodles ;). Maybe.

Steve
 

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Plantain is supposed to be a good edible, but I find it too astringent. I do use it on bee stings though.
 

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Purslane? The stuff that I pull up?
@journey11 was asking about weather effects. Here's one I haven't noticed.

Purslane really likes my gardens. I ran the rototiller through a lot of it about a week ago. There have been 2 days with temperatures above 100° since. Today I was out there pulling it yet again, in mid-90's heat.

I'm not surprised. One time, I laid a purslane plant upside down on a concrete block at the edge of my garden. After 3 weeks during the hottest part of the summer, it had righted itself and was blooming!

It was no surprise to find a plant completely recovered from its "transplanting shock" lying in the sun with absolutely no soil on it's roots. I was taken a little aback however, when I pulled a piece of a purslane stem from under a corn leaf that had mercifully grown over it during the week. It was perfectly fine and healthy. I don't know if it intended to grow any roots or needed to. Or, if it would just go ahead, bloom, and set seeds lying there half under a corn leaf.

Pulling it and carrying it out of the garden or completely burying purslane - the only ways to be rid of that plant!

Steve
 
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