> Salad Burnet Herb
Information on, uses of and how to grow salad burnet:
Native to the Mediterranean where it was historically used to flavour wines and as a tonic tea. In England it was often planted in the Tudor knot garden.
The herb was taken to America by the Pilgrim Fathers and it naturalised there.
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How to grow
Sow the seeds in Spring or in early Autumn.
Remove the flower heads to encourage growth and pick the leaves when young. Burnet will self-sow.
Sow in good soil. Burnet will remain green during a mild winter but it is better to re-sow every
year to obtain tender leaves. It can be container grown.
Burnet consists of a flat rosette of spiky-toothed leaves from which a flowering stem grows.
The leaves have a fresh cucumber taste. Burnet will grow to a height of 30cm.
Burnet can be added to sauces and salads. Use it to make burnet vinegar. Add it to cheese and use it as a garnish instead of parsley.
Cosmetically an infusion of burnet leaves is good for the skin.
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Thank you! This herb was called for in one of my favorite recipes for ranch dressing. It said to substitute with parsley, but I've just planted some and I can't wait to taste what it is really supposed to taste like! The recipe calls for dill, too, so I'm sure the "fresh cucumber" flavor will be a superior match.