Last night we had a 'weed' salad with our dinner!
|Our weed salad|
Weed.So really it is any plant not growing where you want it to be. After 5 years of gardening and growing heirloom vegetables that naturally propagate by self seeding, we have many friendly weeds around the garden. I did not plant them, nor did I interfere with their desire to grow where they chose to germinate.
1. any plant that grows wild and profusely, esp. among cultivated plants.
|Beetroot and rainbow chard self sown all over the place. I did not plant them in the pot!|
|Lambs tongue lettuce in my onion/carrot patch|
To cap it all off, I will leave you with the conversation around the dinner table last night. Ben was helping Kim gather the ingredients for the salad and he asked "Mum, why are you picking weeds?" Kim replied, "Ben, that is because nature left them here for us to eat". Now Ben must have thought long and hard about this statement, because at the table, after cooking Kim and I dinner that consisted of Tortellini and Basil Pesto, with said salad, he piped up and said, "Dad, we are eating weeds for dinner!" I laughed loudly because I knew exactly what he meant. Children tell it straight like it is, that's for sure.
So according to Ben, we eat weeds, and are proud of it!
Do you have any interesting 'weeds' growing in your veggie patch?