Silene (inflata) vulgaris, "collejas" Little known Italian Heirloom Herb, (Aka: Bladder Campion) A late 19th-century book describes it as a taste similar to that of fresh green peas. A rare annual bushy plant with thin delicate, slightly aromatic leaves & campion like edible white to pink flowers. It s a mild-mannered annual, blending complex flavours like tarragon, chicory & arugula (salad rocket), although milder than that would suggest, But with an outstanding flavour. Leafy Sprigs are harvested before bloom & eaten raw in a salad or risotto & soups, or as a flavour for omelettes and quiches. (45 days), Seed Count Approx - 200 +
SOWING - Sow sculpit seeds directly in the garden after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up in the spring. Plant the tiny seeds just one-half inch deep, then thin so the plants are at least four inches apart. Use the tiny plants that you pull out as whole additions to salads or stir-fries.