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Sharon Chu

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Recent posts by Sharon Chu

I cured peach curl on my peach trees with one dose of homeopathic Thuja 200c (pour it diluted in a gallon of distilled water on soil when it's not too hot.)
7 months ago
Young Elm leaves are supposed to taste like a mild spinach, and the blossoms are supposed to be delicious. I have one in my yard, but I didn't know that, so I'll have to try it in a month or two. I did notice the our chickens and rabbits sure like them though. .

redbud sounds delicious too, but I haven't tried it.
1 year ago
Siberian Elm, Chinese Elm,

Green flowers and young leaves are edible.

Is that true for other kinds of elms?
1 year ago
I think mimosa is more of an herb, not a vegetable. I wouldn't eat it in large quantities. The pods were traditionally used as an anti-parasitic.
1 year ago
Redbud, I think Western and Eastern. Eastern is on eattheweeeds. Basically a sweetpea pod.

Remember mulberry and bamboo are poisonous without proper prep.
1 year ago
I've lurked for awhile, but I just signed up for an account so I could let you know. Those round jujube seeds are actually grown for the seed, not the fruit. (The name spinosa is another clue) That is why they're available to buy in a pack. They are typically cracked and then boiled to make a tea. It is used in Chinese medicine to help with insomnia and is supposed to be calming for children with ADD. There is a region in China that grows a lot of that herb, but I don't know if the fruit part is typically eaten or not. It seems like a lot of the varieties for eating fresh have long pointy seeds, although I think I have purchased dried ones with round seeds. I'm guessing perhaps those are ones for drying. My Chinese relatives (I'm not Chinese) tell  me that some are not meant to be eaten as a snack, just dried and used in tea or soup. The dried fruit boiled in a tea is also traditionally used to help with insomnia, and I think anemia.

http://www.itmonline.org/arts/zizyphus.htm

Reference and recipe (for using the seed herb) in this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Wisdom-Modern-Kitchen-Recipes/dp/073821325X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ancient+wisdom+modern+kitchen&qid=1551648792&s=gateway&sr=8-1
1 year ago