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Tip – Ground Elder

If you have both outdoor guinea pigs and ground elder, they go well together! Position your guinea pigs’ run over the ground elder and they’ll give it a good cropping as well as benefitting from all the vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium and carotene (especially when the plants are young) it has to offer them.

The Romans introduced this plant to Britain to supply their legions with nutritious fresh vegetables on the march. Why not join the guinea pigs and try eating it yourself? It’s good in vegetable pies, soups, quiches, omelettes, salads, mashed potatoes, pancakes, bread, muffins, pesto … or just cooked by itself with butter. Crop it heavily enough and it will disappear altogether, by which time you might even be missing it …

February 27th 2009