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Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album) — Seeds

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Description

This is a Lamb’s Quarters.

Lamb’s Quarters is drought tolerant (in nutrient rich soil).

Seeds Per Gram: 1350
SKU: VG5
Common Name: Lamb’s Quarters
Latin Name: Chenopodium album
Family: Amaranthaceae
Tree (species): drought tolerant (in nutrient rich soil)
Other Common Names: Lambsquarters, Melde, Goosefoot, White Goosefoot, Wild Spinach And Fat-hen
Lifecycle: Annual
Forest Layer: Herb
Food Type: Vegetable
Height: 2-4ft
Width: 2-3ft
Sun: Full
Native Range: Most of Europe, including Britain, north to 71° N,. N. and S. Africa, Asia, Australia and N. America
Habitats: A common weed of cultivated ground, especially on rich soils and old manure heaps. It is often one of the first weeds to appear on newly cultivated soils.
Soil PH: 5-9
Soil Type: Sand, Loam Clay
Water Needs: Average
Flower Type: Hermaphroditic
Propagation: Seed – sow spring in situ. Most of the seed usually germinates within a few days of sowing. It is usually unnecessary to sow the seed since the plant is a common garden weed and usually self-sows freely in most soils.
Wildlife Supported: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Food Uses: Leaves – raw or cooked. A very acceptable spinach substitute, the taste is a little bland but this can be improved by adding a few stronger-flavored leaves. One report says that, when eaten with beans, the leaves will act as a carminative to prevent wind and bloating. The leaves are best not eaten raw, see the notes above on toxicity. The leaves are generally very nutritious but very large quantities can disturb the nervous system and cause gastric pain. The leaves contain about 3.9% protein, 0.76% fat, 8.93% carbohydrate, 3% ash. A zero moisture basis analysis is also available. Edible seed – dried and ground into a meal and eaten raw or baked into a bread. The seed can also be sprouted and added to salads. The seed is very fiddly to harvest and use due to its small size. Although it is rather small, we have found the seed very easy to harvest and simple enough to utilize. The seed should be soaked in water overnight and thoroughly rinsed before being used in order to remove any saponins. The seed contains about 49% carbohydrate, 16% protein, 7% ash, 5.88% ash. Young inflorescences – cooked. A tasty broccoli substitute.
Other Uses: A green dye is obtained from the young shoots. The crushed fresh roots are a mild soap substitute.
Sources: wikipedia.org

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