It's a holiday weekend here in Canada (we'll be celebrating Victoria Day on Monday) and I'll be spending much of the weekend out in the garden as we're now considered to be past our frost date.
I thought I'd share two food plants I'll be growing this season that are new to me and my garden:
I had my first taste of sorrel earlier this week and fell in love! I was touring a friend's back yard and she gave me a taste of this green; it has a strong lemony, tart taste that I really enjoy. Even better, it is a perennial green and my friend dug a chunk out for me to take home (pictured above). It's just starting to recover from being transplanted. Since I am both a lazy and frugal gardener, I always get excited about finding new perennial foods! I think sorrel will be a welcome addition to our salads and it's definitely a very different taste from most other greens that lean towards either spicy or bitter flavours.
2. Ground Cherry
This is a plant I have read a bit about but have never grown or even tasted before! The photo above is the seedlings I purchased to plant.
The fruit looks like this:
It is supposed to be good eaten raw, dried or cooked into jams or salsas. If I manage to grow these successfully, I'm sure I will be experimenting with different ways of using them and keeping you posted of any successes.
If any of you have tips or suggestions on either growing or cooking with sorrel or ground cherry, I'd love to hear them!
Are you growing any new foods in your garden this year?
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