Look what I found in mom’s garden today! Wild greens – to mix into a smoothie.
Super nutritious dark leafy greens filled with chlorophyll and lots of nutrients.
All organic, newly harvested, and at no cost – free from nature!
Couldn’t be better!
greater plantain, dandelion and stinging nettles are what I picked. Along with a little dandelion flower which is edible too.
Ground elder is the mildest of them and the dandelion is similar to arugula. All of them except the nettles are great in salads too. Furthermore you do not need a whole lot of leaves, since they are so nutritious anyway. Great or what?
I have a hard time calling them weeds, when they taste so good and are so healthy.
Yes I know that ground elder can be a hassle to have in your garden because of their long roots and how quickly they spread. But cut the leaves often and the plants will not like that.
And pick nettles with gloves on or cut the top shoots with scissors and catch them in a basket or bag.
The small tender leaves taste the best, so go out picking in spring and early summer. When you know what the different wild edible greens look like, just go out on a hunt. You’ll have fun.
I blended some extra leaves with a little water and poured into an ice cube tray. Thought I would use them in winter time and plop a cube or two into a smoothie, maybe with juicy oranges when they are in season.