Multă lume smulge această plantă din grădină, considerând-o pacoste. Dar, de fapt, are multe beneficii pentru sănătate şi este populară în mai multe bucătării din întreaga lume. Iarba grasă (Portulaca oleracea) are frunze cărnoase, suculente şi tulpini cu flori galbene şi creşte în diverse condiţii, de la solul fertil din grădină, până la cele mai sărace şi aride zone, chiar şi pietroase. Robusteţea ei este demonstrată de faptul că seminţele pot rămâne viabile, îngropate în sol până la 40…

Multă lume smulge această plantă din grădină, considerând-o pacoste. Dar, de fapt, are multe beneficii pentru sănătate şi este populară în mai multe bucătării din întreaga lume. Iarba grasă (Portulaca oleracea) are frunze cărnoase, suculente şi tulpini cu flori galbene şi creşte în diverse condiţii, de la solul fertil din grădină, până la cele mai sărace şi aride zone, chiar şi pietroase. Robusteţea ei este demonstrată de faptul că seminţele pot rămâne viabile, îngropate în sol până la 40…

Mitchella repens:  Good for menstrual problems and child birth.  Treasure hunt next summer!

Mitchella repens: Good for menstrual problems and child birth. Treasure hunt next summer!

How to Make Peppermint Essential Oil  Now I know what to do with all my mint!

How to Make Peppermint Essential Oil

Purselane A nutritious succulent weed. It is crunchy with a slight lemon taste. It can sub for spinach in any recipe. The high pectin level can thicken soups & stews.

Power-Packed Purslane

Purselane A nutritious succulent weed. It is crunchy with a slight lemon taste. It can sub for spinach in any recipe. The high pectin level can thicken soups & stews.

Purslane (yes, you might know it as a weed - I know otherwise...) Salmon Salad

Edible Weeds: Weed Them and Eat! - Relish Blog

Purslane (yes, you might know it as a weed - I know otherwise...) Salmon Salad

Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

Stop- It's Not Just a Weed! It's an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant...

I know its naughty and dangerous  to nibble plants secretly when you are outside playing where mom cant see.... but who knew this weed I used to nibble on when I was a kid is actually good for you!? Its called Lamb's Quarters, but is also known (apparently) as pigweed, goosefoot, and Wild Spinach!  What a funny coincidence-- I always thought I hated spinach when I was little, LOL

When Life Gives You Weeds, Eat 'Em (Or, What to do with Lamb's Quarters

I know its naughty and dangerous to nibble plants secretly when you are outside playing where mom cant see.... but who knew this weed I used to nibble on when I was a kid is actually good for you!? Its called Lamb's Quarters, but is also known (apparently) as pigweed, goosefoot, and Wild Spinach! What a funny coincidence-- I always thought I hated spinach when I was little, LOL

Today’s featured plant is Purslane, Portulaca oleracea. Common Purslane is also known as Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed,  Pusley, Rigla, Pourpier, pussly, ma chi xian (Chinese) and "rose moss or moss roses" (Bortolaiga or Porcelana). (source)  Note:  Purslane is related to the moss rose,

Purslane - Weekly Weeder #28

Today’s featured plant is Purslane, Portulaca oleracea. Common Purslane is also known as Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed, Pusley, Rigla, Pourpier, pussly, ma chi xian (Chinese) and "rose moss or moss roses" (Bortolaiga or Porcelana). (source) Note: Purslane is related to the moss rose,

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