Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gardening with a French Touch...

I highly recommend reading articles from L'Atelier Vert on kitchen gardening (le potager = the kitchen garden). The current one is on (wild) purslane..."A weed?!" You're gonna say.

Yes! We French people (and I believe Europeans in general) love to eat nourishing weeds, wild edibles and forgotten vegetables (you won't find these delicacies at your local grocery store but if you're lucky you might be able to spot some at the farmers market).

You can also find some in your garden (if you don't spray any pesticides), your neighborhood or the nearby woods. Don't harvest anything you aren't 100% sure about, there are a lot of look-alikes that can be toxic or poisonous. The safest option would be to grow your own...

Don't skip the old posts, they are all very interesting reads... http://www.frenchgardening.com/aupotager.html

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