seeds production: Beginner
Buck's-horn plantain (Plantago coronopus)
Buck'shorn plantain( Plantago coronopus): spontaneous plant , used for cooking and phototherapy too. Very easy to be cultivate since it doesn’t have any specific requirements for water and soil only needing water during really dry periods. It has a good resistance to cold weather and is possible to sow it in both, spring and autumn for spring and winter consumption. To harvest, cut the leaves a few cm from the soil so the plant grows new leaves. To collect the seeds, wait until the spring after sowing, they will follow the small flowers.
It is a bit bitter but refreshing too, it smells similar to freshly-cut grass. It is enerally eaten raw, for ornamental or aromatical uses. The leaves are rich in vitamins A-C-K as well as tannins, pectin, mucilage and its seeds are good for essential oils.