(Beta trigyna)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Beta trigyna

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root[105]. It is supposed to be edible[177].

    Leaves – raw or cooked. Although we have found no records of their edibility, the plant belongs to a genus where the leaves are often used as food. The leaves of this species make an acceptable spinach[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 3 weeks at 15¡c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. If you have sufficient seed, it can be sown outdoors in situ in mid to late spring.
Succeeds in most soils but prefers a light neutral to alkaline soil. A very tolerant plant, it has survived considerable neglect on our Cornwall trial grounds, succeeding in dense grass growth[K].
Europe – Balkans. to W. Asia. Occasionally persisting in Britain[17].

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

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