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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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About now, while the proper harvest is at full pelt and I’m drowning in runner beans and wondering what any sane person is supposed to do with eight ‘Potimarron’ squashes, my thoughts also begin to turn to gathering in a secondary crop, almost as important as the first. Saving your own seed isn’t just about saving money. [...]

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