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What Did You Cook and Eat From Your Garden Today?

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by baymule, May 31, 2014.

  1. Jun 27, 2015
    baymule

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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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    so lucky

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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?
     
  3. Jun 27, 2015
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    Cook and eat?....Nah...we had BLT's :drool
     
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    digitS'

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    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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    digitS'

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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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    baymule

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    Chicken fried plantain?? If it's fried, we'll eat it down south. LOL
     
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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.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2015
    digitS'

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    @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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    Carol Dee

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