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Fat Hen Dirty Dick Chenopodium Album Seeds
Packet of 300+ tiny teeny seeds!
Great plant to have. Leaves are excellent in salads, soups, stews you name it!
Got a patch in the garden where nothing will grow? Under a tree or some unloved spot, then this is what you should plant to make it useful again.
I love it with a creamy mushroom sauce on pasta!
Fat Hen has many names including “Grasse Poulette”, “Fette Henne”, “White Goosefoot”,”Pigweed”, “Lamb’s Quarters”, and even “Dirty Dick” apparently!
It’s an annual herb or vegetable that’s a member of the Beetroot and Spinach family, and for that reason its very nutritious. It will grow just about anywhere producing huge crops of delicious leaves that are enjoyed by humans and just about any other herbivorous critters you might have.
The iron rich leaves and young shoots may be eaten raw or cooked as you would spinach/silverbeet/cabbage/tat soi. As well as the leaves, shoots and flowers that are all edible, each plant produces masses of black seeds. The seeds them self are extremely high in Protein, Vitamin A, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Potassium and an endless list of trace elements.
They can be ground and used as a dark flour quite similar to buckwheat or curly dock this dark flour can then be used to make a variety of baked goods like scones, fruit cakes, and rye style breads.
Even small amounts can just be added to lower the wheat content and raise the iron content of just about anything, especially good in pancakes or savory muffins!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!