ISBN: 9781900322997 Year Added to Catalog: 2011 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Full-color Throughout Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 9 Number of Pages: 128 Book Publisher: Green Books Release Date: August 15, 2012 Web Product ID: 677
This book is a practical and attractive guide to identifying and using the many edible varieties of weed. It will appeal to gardeners, botanists and horticulturalists, as well as to anyone with an interest in controlling weeds in eco-friendly ways.
The main part of the book provides full details of over 45 species, with advice on how to identify them and use them in the kitchen, including recipe suggestions, as well as tips for non-culinary uses. It includes both the more common weeds, such as nettles, dandelions, chickweed and ground elder, and the less common, such as brooklime and pineappleweed. The directory covers both native and non-native species, including some troublesome invasives. Advice is also given on avoiding plants that are harmful if eaten.
With The Weeder’s Digest on your bookshelf you can put your weeds to use and need not curse their presence any longer. Whether it’s making soup or jam, dyeing fabric or making paper, it’s all here. Includes colour photographs throughout.
About the Author
Gail Harland has a degree in nutrition and dietetics and was a state registered dietitian for over ten years. She is a freelance writer and photographer who produces regular features on poultry keeping. She is also the author of Photographing Your Garden (Guild of Master Craftsman Publications) and coauthor of The Tomato Book (Dorling Kindersley). ...