By Stephen Barstow
An inspirational trip round the temperate international, introducing Stephen's most sensible eighty perennial leafy eco-friendly greens. The reader is brought to tales of the wild foraging traditions of indigenous humans in all continents. it's of curiosity to either conventional vegetable or even decorative gardeners, in addition to a person attracted to permaculture, woodland gardening, foraging, slow-food, connoisseur cooking and ethnobotany.
“Stephen Barstow offers attention-grabbing and valuable information regarding his most sensible eighty perennial leafy greens together with plenty of ancient references, his and others’ recipe rules, in addition to images and extra. a lot of those are simply grown and will be decorative in addition to nice edibles. this can be a very invaluable booklet assisting expand the diversity of nutrition crops for gardeners.” Martin Crawford
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Get a haircut! 47 GOD’S PHARMACY Edible weeds or “weedibles” that grow in my garden are the wild pipino, the talinum, the medicinal weed makahiya, or the “bashful mimosa” (Mimosa pudica) and the damong maria (Artemisia vulgaris). The damong maria is a must in every garden. I was in my garden one day and accidentally cut my finger. It was bleeding a lot and when I squeezed juice from damong maria leaves, the bleeding stopped instantly and the cut immediately closed. Another valuable weed is the katakataka (Bryophyllum pinnatum), which is also a good plant for sore aches and joints.
For small seeds, scatter thinly in a straight line along the soil. 3. For big seeds, use a pointed stick to make holes in the soil for each seed. Put the seed in the hole. Cover the seed with just enough compost or sand to conceal it. Seed should be sown at a depth equal to its thickness. Pat the surface gently and press down after planting the seeds. You can use your hand or a flat piece of wood. 5. Water the seeds lightly so that the soil is not disturbed. You can use a misting bottle used for laundry or a can with small holes at the bottom so that the water can flow evenly.
Around the World in 80 Plants by Stephen Barstow