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I was meditating my food consumption as it has changed so much since I do seem now to be eating so little. If nature loves diversity, I asked myself, what about my stomach?

So I made a list of what plants I've eaten over the past week.Those underlined are what I grow and can potentially-- or currently --harvest.

I do have eclectic and seemingly strange tastes...as my partner insists.

carrot, radish, prickly pear, katuk, moringa, spring onion, sweet pepper, corn, peanuts, pumpkin, tomato, garlic, gourd, cacao, parsley, lime, celery, seaweed, coffee, tea, bok choi, avocado, mushrooms, cucumber, thyme, oregano, pawpaw, beans, choko.

That's 27 different plant species.  I could up it if I ate fruits keenly, but I don't. 'I'm on a diet'.

Of course I eat more of some plants than of others.I eat some daily.

If you are in the kitchen gardening business such a list is a handy dose of reality. If not a shopping list, then maybe a task-in-garden list.

What plants have you eaten over the past week?

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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