Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Nutgrass is such a pain in the ..................

Posted Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 9:19 AM
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  • I am shattered, devastated, I've been robbed!

    I went out, ready for my Euell Gibbons moment and someone has taken all my nut grass nuts! After digging up more than fifty, all I could find were tiny, tiny bulbs.

    They were smaller than rice, smaller than short rice. Maybe the size of tapioca granules before they have swollen! I am sure glad I was not hungry.

    So I rush back to find the one I photographs, but alas, Deb had thrown it out. After all, it WAS a weed. But how long had it taken to grow that delicious nut? It was an heirloom!

    But I found it and surely it would not be as good as fresh but still, I will have my EG moment after all, while enjoying an almond, coconut raisin.

    Imagine my surprise when I found out that it must be purple nutsedge, not yellow! Yuck, it was bitter!

    I felt like I was eating a daffodil bulb (not that I have eaten one, but you get the idea). It was not a nut at all but a bulb and one that was not very tasty.

    Now, it was still probably a yellow nutsedge, but those USDA folks who say it tastes like almond, coconut or raisin need to have their taste buds re-calibrated.

    Maybe it was because it was almost a week old, but still....the stage is set. It is war with nutsedge.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 20, 2013, at 10:18 AM
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