Rebecca Norman wrote:That sounds good. The rosette is much easier to harvest and eat than individual leaves. And it's good to hear that if you break off a big one at the base, it doesn't grow back bushier and taller than before. But is it necessary to leave some to go to seed? I've always had the impression that it would be impossible to seriously reduce the numbers that will grow next year, whether I'm in Ladakh or US. As your soil gets better, lambsquarters just seems to proliferate.
I have one garden area with no lambsquarters and another with lots........if I don't let some go to seed and then shake it all over I don't have enough show up to eat the next year. I think it only comes back from seed. The original plants did just appear, though...I thought probably through my plant exchange. We may eat more than some folks...we have it as a cooked green three or four times a week. I do thin a lot of plants if they come up where I don't want them too, so really in the end I do both pull them and cut them.
Hey, sticks and stones baby. And maybe a wee mention of my stuff:
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