garlic mustard harvesting day

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I remember last spring there was a meeting at the local library to discuss what should be done about the rampant takeover of garlic mustard. I couldn’t and still don’t understand why they weren’t just telling people to harvest and eat it. Put out recipe booklets,maybe?
It is really invasive but it’s edible and the more we eat it, the more it helps control it. Happy to do my part.

I think I’m going to experiment a bit and use the roots to make a flavored vinegar. I’ve only used garlic mustard in the past for pesto and salads. Though now that I’m thinking about it, I might have cooked them last year in a chicken dish. Seems like I remember that happening.

There is so much on the property I’ll have plenty to experiment with. This bin was just a small patch of it. I’ll probably dry some of it,too.

 

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One thought on “garlic mustard harvesting day

  1. You rock, the very best way to control edible invasive plants is to eat them. You can feed them to an animal that that that can eat them (kudzu), if they are suitable. Many plants that are invasive are plants that used to used for industry for example velvet leaf. It is considered a noxious weed but both the leaves and seeds are edible and it was imported for rope making and is also called Chinese hemp.

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