In the Green Report, I will tell you a little about six or more plants that are green the first week of each month.
I hope this will tickle your fancy and get you interested in going outside, no matter what the weather, to interact with the plants. It's my way of sharing the green blessings. Let me know how you like it...
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The Very First Green Report by Susun Weed
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Celandine (Cheladonium majus) is an evergreen. Locate it now so you can find it if you need it when the snow lies deeply.
Chickweed (Stellaria media) loves the cold and will be available for salads until snow cover. Possible to make tincture now, too.
Flowering kale is not really kale in flower. This cultivar of kale is pretty pretty pretty all autumn and winter.
Garlic mustard (Allaria officinalis), a cold-loving plant, will provide salad greens well into the winter and early next spring.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is an aromatic wilding in my garden; but plant some anyhow for joy all winter.
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is not a salad green. It is possible to make vinegar of the young leaves now.
Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) or wild carrot overwinters with leaves that are yummy in salads. Red clover (Trifolium pratense) leaves are really visible now. Make note of patches to harvest when flowers come next summer.
Wild chives are unmistakable. I add them to salads, soups and cheeses, like my herbed strained-yogurt spread (along with dried ground shiso, thyme, rosemary, basil, dill, and garlic).
Live wild! Add some wild greens to your salad tonight!
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