Saturday, April 20, 2013

Weed or Vegetable?

Found these plants in one of my pots and have no idea what they are! A couple of months ago, I threw in a handful of seeds, and have thrown away the empty packet, now I could not recall the seeds of which veggie that I sowed. Or maybe those seeds did not germinate and these are weeds instead?  They do look like weeds to me.

If you are familiar with this plant, could you please enlightened me? The closest that I've found out when I googled for more info is this one plant, called Plaintain Weed, from here. Could this be one of the species of Plaintain Weed?  If it is then I have a treasure in my pot, as this weed, Plaintain Weed has remedial properties. Until I know what these plants are, they will remain as they are in the pot for the time being.   If anyone should know or recognize this plant, would appreciate if you could share! Thank you!
















Happy Gardening!


14 comments:

  1. Look like sayur more than weeds. Has it got any aroma?

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  2. Check out Plantago major - The leaves and flowers are edible and a medicinal plant.

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  4. I agree with you. It looks like the Plantain Weed aka Plantago major in your link above. In rural areas, it grows like a weed. We can find the whole plant for sale at wet markets - the seller asked me to boil the whole plant, roots and all to make soup, said it is good for kidneys and urinary system.

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  5. Yes I recognise the stem thingy. I have no name for this plant except my neighbour used to grow them and I heard m granny said these are good for urinary problems.

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  6. Joyce, I have never seen this plant before. But it looks quiet decorative :)

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  7. Looks like some medicinal herbs that my mum used to plant. Now she's has stopped planting ythem as they always get some whitish fungal growth on the leaf surfaces. Yours are so healthy and lush.

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  8. It's definitely broad-leaf plantain (Plantago Major). It's considered a weed here in the US, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's an edible weed and like you've mentioned, it has medicinal qualities. I haven't tried it yet so I can't comment on its edibility, but I will definitely try it if I can find it in my backyard. It's supposed to be highly nutritional.

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  9. When grown like that look very decorative.

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  10. Thank you my dear!


    Be very welcome! Always Come!!



    Kisses

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  11. It look so healthy anyway! Hope it's plantago Major which has the medicine value!

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  12. It is a plantain plant... I have a lot of them in my potager... my mum used to sun-dry the whole plant (minus the soil), and then boil them for use as tea... it does make very nice tea, with or without sugar... and yes, it does have medicinal value... go for it!

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  13. Normally ppl cook the whole plant together with Chinese pearl barley, it good for kidneys and urinary system. can get from wet market.

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  14. Hi Joyce!!!

    Looks like it's unanimous, it is Plantain. As someone mentioned, it grown like a week here in PA. I didn't know about the medicinal properties though. Very interesting.

    I'm so excited to hear you harvested your Pineapple. I still haven't tried the apple trick to try encourage mine to bloom. May in the Fall:) How did it taste? Did you post about it? I'm thrilled to know!!! Louise

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