Jack by the hedge

Garlic Mustard

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Lovely in a salad and cooked lightly in the pot. Great flavour, growing in hedgerows and on verges. Don’t pick it from a busy road.

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Its just about to come into flower now. Soon it will turn bitter, so best get out and pick some.

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And here it is in flower. We found it bolted right after Beltane, it’s peak. It is now in mature old age, no longer the lad, but now the venerable one.

2 Responses to “Jack by the hedge”

  1. I made a fantastic soup last week with Jack, nettle, and wild garlic.

    1 carrier bag of Jack, wild garlic leaves, and nettle leaves in equal quantities.
    1 carrot
    1 large potato
    1 onion
    3 sticks of celery.

    Chop the carrot potato onion and cellery. Cover in a pan with water and cook until the potato is cooked through then add the leaves (roughly chopped) and cook for 10 mins.
    Blend until smooth.

  2. Anne says:

    also try chopping it up in vinegar like mint sauce!

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