Spinach and the workings of the Universe

 

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Spinach: from the Tacuinum of Vienna

I think that investing in that packet of quick-grow seeds was a false economy, unless feeding my gardenful of snails is essential to my survival.  The snails are also partial to the mint and the basil ( although they don’t go near the sage) but eschew the strangleweed, nettles, dandelions and couchgrass. There is a lesson in there somewhere.

If things get really bad, I suppose I can go for sage, snail and dandelion casserole of some kind.  I have neither forgiven nor forgotten the Dark Night of the Marigolds.

 

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From: Interesting selections from animated nature: with illustrative scenery (London: 1809) by William Daniell

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