Spring Garden & Chickweed Recipe

How is your garden doing so far this spring? Here are a few pictures of ours in progress. πŸ™‚

I must go out and take more pics of the tomatoes and blackberries. We have had a crazy cool spring week and nothing seems to be growing much. I am READY for red tomatoes!!!!!

The Blood Root is from our woods. I did not get the flower pictures because the flowers are only around for a very short time, must have missed it. The leaves are so cool looking aren’t they? Nothing else like them!

Blood Root
Blood Root

My friend Andrea gave me a million, ok 40ish garlic plants so I dug a ditch and planted them(really seemed like a million!!). The garlic will not be ready for this year but I do have 5 or 6 that will be ready in a month or so.

40 garlic plants were planted last month
40 garlic plants were planted last month

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Beautiful chickweed ready for salve making!!!

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My stinging nettle is growing like CRAZY!!

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Kale and lettuce growing nicely and brussel sprouts growing in the middle

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Gobo Burdock, Motherwort, Borage and ???

Knockout roses in full bloom
Knockout roses in full bloom

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My little friends peeking out of the endless patch of mint. πŸ™‚

Here is a yummy recipe for you –

Chickweed Pesto

2 cups fresh chickweed

2 cloves garlic

3Β T sunflower seeds

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/2 cup parmesan

1/2 cup olive oil

Add everything to a food processor and let it rip! You can stop it when it is really smooth or leave a bit chunky.

I can eat a whole bowl of this with chips and it keeps well in the fridge for a few days without browning. ENJOY!

 

Anne-Marie

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