September 11, 2009

Useful Plants: Horse Chestnuts

Another useful plant from Buchanan's A Weaver's Garden

Page 139: Nuts from horse chestnuts give saponin for washing wool, apparently with no need to process or add anything. Perhaps you need to chop the chestnuts, I don't know.

I used to be very sad that the glossy nuts littering the streets of Cook Street Village in Victoria and the Old City Quarter in Nanaimo were inedible. Now I know what they can be used for.

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