The groundsel cutting I nabbed from the allotment land a few weeks back has taken to its new environment. This is very pleasing. At first I thought it wasn't going to make it; it looked all gnarly and dying but after closer observation it would seem the tallest shoots are strengthening.
After a haircut, it looks like this:
Presentable. Let's take a closer look:
These buds bloom into little yellow flowers when the time is right, and look to me like they might do so fairly soon. According to this video, groundsel is a plant that can be "eaten in wild salads or cooked like a vegetable". It's too soon to experiment with anything like that just yet of course, but I'm cautiously optimistic about my first toe-dipping into herbalism. Feels nice. Here's a little video of my own:
Carpet of Weeds
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