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EAT YOUR WEEDS!

Don’t be short of a bite to eat, says Wendy Pillar, especially when there are tasty and nourishing weeds we can eat without even sowing a seed

We all love a neat row of vegetables. here are times, however, when things don’t go to plan: crops fail, pests win the battle. then there’s the hungry gap when, unless your planning has been meticulous and you have been lucky with the weather, there is little to harvest. here is an answer to this situation – eat the weeds!

Weeds are, by deifinition, vigorous plants that grow themselves. here is a long tradition of eating wild plants, but it was associated with poverty, and once the supermarkets arrived, bringing cheap food, such knowledge died out.the tradition survives in places in Europe though, particularly in Italy, where in spring it is common to see someone with a basket picking greens for dinner on their way home.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine! In this issue: TRIED AND TASTED – PEA ‘SWEET SAHARA’ KG editor Steve Ott brings you his verdict on this recently introduced mangetout THE BEANS OF YOUR DREAMS Sue Stickland travels to Warminster to meet a grower with a passion for heritage beans VEG OF THE MONTH – ORIENTAL CROPS ✪ Our top tips for success with oriental crops – mainstay of the autumn veg garden And much more!