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