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Anyone for hostas?

Digging-itDigging-it Posts: 76
I recently found out that hostas are edible, just wondered if anyone has tried cooking them and if it was successful? Apparently the shoots are meant to taste a bit like asparagus.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514
    Slugs and snails would certainly agree 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Digging-itDigging-it Posts: 76
    Fortunately I don’t suffer that problem too much, my soil is sandy and quite dry which puts them off but I do have some hostas persevering in a shady spot and in some pots. They’re now starting to show shoots and I’m thinking of trying a salad or cooked starter with them.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,205
    I think I prefer cabbage, each hosta leaf is special. Sorry but not for me but interesting.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,560
    Give it a go and let us know?
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,655
     :'( 
    Devon.
  • PlantmindedPlantminded WirralPosts: 1,026
    Fascinating - being a bit sceptical about this I did a search and found this (please look away @Hostafan1 ! ) Eating hostas | A Food Forest in your Garden
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,655
    I've heard folk who have eaten them, say, never again. Not nice
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514
    Some things are too pretty to eat. A few seconds in the mouth or months on the patio. No contest 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,655
    there are things which are technically edible, but shouldn't be eaten Cardoons, ground elder and hostas amongst them
    Devon.
  • Digging-itDigging-it Posts: 76
    I do love hostas for decorative plants otherwise I wouldn’t grow them, just curious that they’re edible. I would also say a lot of vegetables are also very attractive eg, Russian red kale, asparagus ferns etc
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