Just harvested 3 mess' of lambsquarters, blanched and froze. We always have them cooked in the skillet along with soup beans and corn bread. A great winter treat.
Does anyone have any other favorite uses for lambsquarter or other greens, turnips, dandelions, etc?
Thats a good idea and the wife loves quiche. Unfortunately for me, I do not. Lambsquarter is the only "weed" given a free ride in our garden. I've had to mulch around it (because my wife will kill me if I pull even one plant)
Helene, if you have an aversion to eat what most people call "weeds", just think about the tomato. It wasn't eaten for years, thought to be poisonous. I suspect the same initial aversion may be true for many of the "cultivated" greens and veggies we have in our gardens and in the supermarket produce section.
From what I've researched, lambsquarter is second only to amaranth (a cousin) for nutrition. It will prevent both scurvy and pellagra. It is a good source of fiber and all the micronutrients; Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. The best part is that its free and grows like "a weed"
I'm a little late to this thread, but lamb's quarter is extremely invasive. We planted a small foot tall plant and the following year it had spread seeds all over the yard. Took over 3 more years to get rid of it. A local organic farmer came with his son and harvested about 300+ plants - told me the following season it covered 3 acres - and his young lambs LOVED it.