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A Kitchen Garden Herball: Sorrel

If there was ever a herb almost pathologically obsessed with pretending not to be even a little bit interesting, it’s sorrel. It’s plug ugly, for one thing, especially the common version (Rumex acetosa). Even the French sorrel (R. scutatus) is a plain thing, the sort of plant you’d mistake for its close relative, dock, and [...]

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Dye another day

It’s not all veg-growing around here, you know. I do, occasionally, in between hunting slugs and pushing hoes and tying my burgeoning runner beans to stakes, do Other Things. Confession time: I have an alter ego. In my other, twilight life I am really quite crafty. By which I mean I have a bit of [...]

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