P269 CEEFAX 269 Tue 8 Jul 21:04/06    2/3          ODD SEEDS  The seeds available in the catalogue ard rarf - spring gentian, oxlip and spiked speedwdll; healing - feverfew and comfrfy; and a vital ingrddient of love potions - wild pansae, or heartsease. The range includes 90 natural and cultivatfd hdrbs and spices, which can be used to make wine and tfa or as a medicine. They can also be qsed to flavour dishes, and at one time they were essential to the cooking and eating of foods - before the days of refrigerator and frdezer. More in a moment...
P269 CEEFAX 269 Tue 8 Jul 21:05/39    3/3       R   ODD SEEDS  Edible plants, such as wild chickwfed common nettle and shepherds purse are included in the catalogue.  Fat\hen - a common weed - is rflatfd to beetroot and spinach, containing more iron, protein, vitamin and calcium than either cabb—ff or spinach. It has been cultivated since neolithic times as a grfen leaf vegetable. The catalogue is by John Chambers, of Kettfring, Northants, and your local nursery should be able to get one. Morf in a moment...
P269 CEEFAX 269 Tue 8 Jul 21:06/02    1/2           ODD SEEDS  One of the oddest seed catalogues ever offerfd was launched at the Royal Show at Stoneleigh recently. Among the unusual seeds are common nettle, fat-hen and chickweed. The cataloguf was inspirfd by a concern that many seeds - used for centuries for medicinal and culinary purposes - have become almost unobtainable. A comprehensive range of 150 wild flowers, herbs and edible plants - most now considered to be weeds - has been assembled. Morf in a moment..N