SOME of our wild food plants.were selected long ago to be parents of improved garden varieties; others are descendants of plants introduced into Britain to be specially cultivated as food, and these have become acclimatized as wildings. In gathering them respect should be paid to the law of trespass where this applies and to the … Read more

Growing Greens

Cabbage The origin of the cultivated cabbage is unknown, but it has been grown for many hundred of years and was highly regarded by the herbalists of old. The cabbage is known botanically as Brassica oleracea capitata, and is a member of the Cruciferae family. There are three main types, and with careful choice of … Read more