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Weed or Vegetable Plant?

Posted by KelMotes 7 (My Page) on
Thu, May 22, 14 at 20:04

Found this growing back by my garden. Not sure if its a weed or possible vegetable plant?


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RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

Looke like pokeweed. Not a vegetable. But it is a plant.


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Not a vegetable

Not a vegetable?

Here is a link that might be useful: Some would disagree.


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RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

^Well, lambsquarters' is much more benign to eat and most would still refer to it as a weed, not a commonly consumed vegetable :)


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RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

Not in zone 2b perhaps, but in zone 8 it is. Lambsquarters' hates the heat so we use what we can get.


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RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

pokeweed is poisonous ...

it can be eaten.. but there are VERY PRECISE timing and preparation requirements ..

and the birds will sow a couple million more for you.. if you let it go to seed

you will need to dig out the entire horseradish type root .. or it will come back.. if this is its second season.. you will NOT pull it out ... even RUp will not kill it the first time ... if aged ...

ken


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RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

I can't help but notice the foliage isn't typical to my Pokeweed which I assume is Phytolacca americana.

This post was edited by tulsarose on Fri, May 23, 14 at 12:00


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RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

Might have gotten hit with herbicide early and that deformed the leaves.

And yes saltcedar is right that some people new eat parts of it ... very carefully.


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