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Mark Mcgoldrick

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Hi Hannah,
I'm from Belfast and would love to go on the course, if I could afford it
Maybe next year...........
6 years ago
What about harvesting them before they ripen fully so that the shells are soft, but the protein and fats will still be there.....then just put them through a few changes of water?
6 years ago
Hey kim,

In general herbs and root vegetables will do better in shade than most plants.......I plant herbs in the shadiest parts and carrots and potatoes in places of partial shade. They seem to do alright.
You could also put nitrogen fixing plants in just to help feed the soil
6 years ago
I was wondering if anyone has harvested the seeds.....I guess like most seeds and nuts they have a higher caloric density than other parts of the plant....and they're here before summer whereas we need to wait until august at the earliest for other plants to give up their nuts
6 years ago
Hi Melany,

I've actually never eaten dock seeds because I didn't have the patience to separate them. They grow everywhere here in Ireland, so its easy to collect a lot of it in a short period of time. I'll have a go this year with the husks on because they ripen earlier than pine, hazel and chestnut, and they aren't taken by the wildlife as quickly either.
There's gotta be a way to separate them without spending an hour for one handful, I'll try a few experiments when they get here.....thanks
6 years ago
I read somewhere (can't remember where) that you can crush/blend them, then put them in water and the seeds will sink and the husks will float......worth a try
6 years ago