Burdock produce spiny great seedheads

I’ll also be deliberately growing burdock this year. I grew burdock once deliberately years ago then, never having seen it grow before, assumed it was a particularly tough weed and kept hoiking it out year after year — once burdock seeds it can be very hard to get rid of.

Then, suddenly, last year I realised what they were and ate a few roots – a bit fibrous (probably left them in too long) but not bad and, as I said, grow like weeds. If you let them go to seed they produce spiny great seedheads that are great for kids, if they throw them at each other they stick onto their clothes.

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