Fall Garlic Planting

This is my first time attempting to grow garlic, but I have high hopes that it will be a success. I could sit here and tell you what you need to do and what not to do when planting garlic, but like I said, I have never done this before. Instead, I will go through [...]

Not That Plantain

Most people think of those Mexican banana things when they hear the word plantain, but that is not what I am here to talk about today. I am talking about a wild weed called Plantain, found in abundance around footpaths, roadsides, waste ground, meadows, and lawns. Main variety is Plantago major, or Common Plantain. There [...]

Stellaria media

Chickweed, aka chick wittles, clucken wort, and chickeny weed, is available for harvest almost year round, except in midsummer when it becomes fibrous and tough, and in midwinter when it disappears. The name Stellaria comes from the fact that the flowers are like little stars. Although beloved by chickens, chickweed is an excellent salad plant [...]

Teeth of the Lion

I was going to do a whole spill of how history repeats itself, which may have been slightly chastising, but I decided that being helpful was more important. So today I am going to talk about Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale), the name meaning 'teeth of the lion' (dent de lion). They should be in full-swing bloom [...]