Adam from VEG was in The Age today talking about edible weeds. We’ve had four sell out edible weeds walks this spring, but sorry, we probably won’t do any more till April. Sign up to the mailing list on the home page for updates.
That plant you despised could become your dinner
ADAM Grubb makes a beeline for a plant clumping in the mulch, behind a park bench, next to the barbeque area.
“This is mallow,” he explains, “which is related to the marshmallow plant and to okra. You can eat the leaves, the seeds and the flowers. It’s eaten widely around the world, especially in the Middle-East.”
We’re in a small, typical park in Brunswick. Mr Grubb, from Very Edible Gardens, runs regular edible weeds walks, in which he traces an extraordinary, wholly overlooked fact.
“The vast majority of herbaceous annual weeds – the most common plants that pop up without invitation – are edible. And a lot of them are medicinal,” he says.