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Eating radish leaves and pigweed

14 years ago

Got tired of wasting my radish and turnip greens as mulch, so am going to boil some up and try them.

Also with the rains and heat, we are getting redroot pigweed like you wouldn't believe. It's like the Day of the Triffids out there. I have heard that they can be eaten and also that they can concentrate nitrates and kill livestock grazed on them.

Anyone have any personal experience with eating pigweed? It is an amaranth relative. I figure once you start having a use for it, it will stop growing in the garden all by itself.

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