What is a Marog plant?

What is a Marog plant?

MAROG. This nutritious, leafy plant is a traditional South African staple, often cooked like spinach. Although the green variety is most common, it also comes in various shades of red. Growing: A member of the amaranth family, marog is adaptable and grows well under a variety of weather and soil conditions.

Is Marog edible?

It is also referred to as morogo (Tswana for vegetables). The plant is adaptable and grows easily under various weather and soil conditions. Various types occur but the green types are less bitter than the reddish ones. Amaranth bears edible, protein rich seeds.

Is Marog a herb?

Marog is Sotho for 'greens'. ... As for particular species, please consult the rest of the Herbal, as the name "Marog" is applicable to any greens you can substitute for spinach, and we treat a growing number of wild edibles in our GREENPETS HERBAL.

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Where does beetroot grow?

Where to grow. Beetroot prefer to be grown in moist, fertile soil in a sunny spot, but will also thrive in raised beds or pots. Although early sowings can be made from late winter, raising plants can be tricky, so for foolproof beetroot, sow seeds directly into the soil from mid-spring.

What is the best way to grow beetroot?

Beetroot grows best in fertile, well-drained soil. Prior to sowing, dig in a bucketful of well-rotted garden compost or other organic matter. Then rake in a handful per square metre/yard of Growmore or other general-purpose fertiliser.

How long does it take to grow beetroot?

You can make an early start in late-February by sowing indoors and planting out under cloches in March. Beetroot seeds are relatively large and are easy to handle and space out along the row. Roots are ready in as little as 7 weeks if picked young, but can be grown on for around 12 weeks for larger roots.

Can you eat beetroot stalks and leaves?

The stems and leaves from beets are totally edible and extremely delicious. Learn how to cook beet greens here. Beets are probably my favorite vegetable. I showed you how I love to cook them the other day (roasted whole and unpeeled so that they're not messy to prepare, but delicious to eat).

What fruits are poisonous to dogs?

12 fruits and vegetables that are toxic to dogs

  • Grapes and raisins. The first on our list has to be raisins and grapes. ...
  • Avocados. ...
  • Pips, seeds and stones. ...
  • Mushrooms. ...
  • Nuts. ...
  • Unripe tomatoes. ...
  • Onions and garlic. ...
  • Nutmeg.

What animal eats beets?

However, beets are also a favorite food for some animals. If your beets are getting eaten in the garden, rabbits or voles are the likely culprits. While both will eat a range of plants, beets are among their favorite vegetables.

Can beets make dogs sick?

The biggest con of beets? They can cause health problems for your dog. Beets are high in oxalates, says Gicking, which could cause issues for dogs who are predisposed to bladder and kidney stones. They're also acidic, which can cause gastrointestinal upset resulting in gas and diarrhea, he says.

Are beets healthy for dogs?

Beets are safe for your dog to eat in moderation and are a healthy source of vitamin C, fiber, folate, manganese, and potassium. These vitamins and minerals are good for your dog's digestion and immune system as well as a healthy skin and coat.