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Re: Amer. Gardener article/Wild Greens

Oh I believe it! Never seen the creature, but they haven't gotten this
far apparently. The pigeonberry plants my birdies planted sort of
resemble them until the berries pop out! Now if they could just find
some use for nut grass....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 21 Jan 2004 01:07:34 -0500

>> From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> But  what really made me giggle was that Marge's (and other
>Easterners I'm
>>  sure) nemesis, the ubiquitous garlic mustard was spoken of quite
>>  as a culinary ingredient. 
>Actually, Pam, that's why the early settlers brought that pernicious
>weed over here with them.  It is notably high in vitamins C, A and
>something else and was used as an early potherb as it is green before
>a lot of things.   In colonial days, people prized anything remotely
>edible that was green since they mostly lived on dried or salted
>stuff all winter; diet must have been very dull for most people and
>I'm sure it had a lot to do with why they were generally considerably
>smaller than people are today, had much shorter life spans and why
>rickets and scurvy were prevalent.
>I find it has a faint scent of garlic when handled a lot that sort of
>envelopes you and by the time you've pulled 4 or 5 wheelbarrows full,
>you're ready to gag, and I actually like garlic; use a lot of it. 
>But, garlic mustard's garlic scent is somehow also cloying...hard to
>explain; guess you hafta pull a few million to understand what I
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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