Patience dock – Rumex patientia

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Patience Dock – Rumex patientia is a hardy herbaceous perennial vegetable native to Southern and Eastern Europe. In Spring, when the leaves are tender, they are are commonly added to soups, salads, casseroles, and stir fries. It has a tangy flavor similar to sorrel but leaves are soft when cooked. Traditionally large leaves are par-boiled and stuffed with different fillings then cooked in sauce (like stuffed cabbage). Although still widely eaten in Southern Europe, its use in Britain began to wane about 200 years ago. Also referred to as “monk’s rhubarb,” it is also known to have many medicinal qualities. Once plants are well established, they can be divided, but to obtain multiple harvests, the whole plant can be cut down several times to produce new tender leaves during the growing season. Flower stalks should be cut before seeds ripen if you don’t want it to sow itself around your garden. Plants can grow in sun or part shade, plant about 50cm apart.

 

 

 

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Patience Dock - Rumex patientia is a hardy herbaceous perennial vegetable native to Southern and Eastern Europe. In Spring, when the leaves are tender, they are are commonly added to soups, salads, casseroles, and stir fries. It has a tangy flavor similar to sorrel but leaves are soft when cooked. Traditionally large leaves are par-boiled and stuffed with different fillings then cooked in sauce (like stuffed cabbage). Although still widely eaten in Southern Europe, its use in Britain began to wane about 200 years ago. Also referred to as "monk's rhubarb," it is also known to have many medicinal qualities. Once plants are well established, they can be divided, but to obtain multiple harvests, the whole plant can be cut down several times to produce new tender leaves during the growing season. Flower stalks should be cut before seeds ripen if you don't want it to sow itself around your garden. Plants can grow in sun or part shade, plant about 50cm apart.

 

 

 

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