Salsola soda (Monk's Beard)
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Half-Hardy Annual
- 40-60cm (16-24in)
- Common name
- Agretti, Saltwort, Land Seaweed, Roscano
- Full Sun
- Best sown direct once the ground has warmed up in spring. Sow thinly, 10-15 cm apart and thin to 30cm apart. Mature plants grow to 60cms tall.
An exciting find – delicious, fleshy, mini fir tree like plants, reminiscent of samphire – that lovely thing harvested from mud flats and eaten with fish. Eat raw or quickly wilted in olive oil or boiling water for a minute.
Seed does not store for long so it’s important to sow the seeds the year you get them