Good King Henry Grain — Blog – The Backyard Larder

I have been planning to harvest some Good King Henry seed for grain, but haven’t done so yet so I was very pleased to read that Alison from The Backyard Larder has just done a great post all about it.

Good King Henry is closely related to quinoa – they are both members of the ‘goosefoot’ (from the shape of their leaves) or Chenopodioideae sub-family. So I was interested in using Good King Henry as a pseudocereal just as quinoa is used (a pseudocereal is a non-grass plant whose seed is used as a grain…

via Good King Henry Grain — Blog – The Backyard Larder

About Anni Kelsey

I love forest gardens and forest gardening, nature, reading and everything good about being alive. I have written two books - the garden of equal delights (2020) - about the principles and practice of forest gardening; and Edible Perennial Gardening (2014) - about growing perennial vegetables in polycultures, which is basically forest gardening concentrating on the lower layers.
This entry was posted in Seeds and seed saving and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Good King Henry Grain — Blog – The Backyard Larder

  1. Helen says:

    Interesting information – sounds like my kind of plant. I need to find out what it looks like….


  2. forestgardenwales says:

    Reblogged this on Forest Garden Wales.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.