Milk thistle is most commonly sought for its medicial properties of preventing and repairing liver damage. But most parts of the plants are also edible and tasty. Until recently, it was commonly cultivated in Eurpoean vegetable gardens. Leaves can be de-spined for use as salad greens or sautéed like collard greens; water-soaked stems prepared like asparugus; roots boiled or baked; flower pods used like artichoke heads.
Allow asparagus to grow without harvesting the year it is planted. In the second year, harvest spears that are 1/2-inch in diameter, but only for two weeks. Cut or break off 7- to 9-inch-long spears with tightly closed tips. In subsequent years, harvest for five to eight weeks, then allow the shoots to develop into ferny growth to build up the roots for the following year's crop.
The Surprising Vegetable You Didn't Know You Should Be Roasting
Everyone knows that cauliflower, asparagus, and basically any root vegetable is delicious when roasted, but have you ever tried throwing baby bok choy in the oven? It takes about 2 minutes to prep, 15 to roast, and it's my new favorite caramelized vegetable. Baby bok choy is widely available, relatively inexpensive, and let's face it, absolutely adorable. Not only is it super tasty, it's also a great source of antioxidants and vitamins C, A, and K. I've always loved it sautéed and recently…
How to Grow Asparagus, Asparagus, Growing Asparagus, Planting Asparagus
How to care for asparagus. We have a little corner of a flower bed, against a rail fence that produces a very modest amount of spears each spring. We then let a few grow into ferns, to feed the roots for next spring. A couple of sprigs of the fern look lovely in a vase of flowers. ~ je ~