Maritime Seaweed (Mertensia Maritima), The Vegetable Oyster

Maritime Mertensia (mertensia maritima)

The maritime mertensie is a perennial and creeping plant, very hardy, often called sea ​​blood, or vegetable oysterit has a strong oyster and iodine taste. It is a seaside plant because it resists well to the winds. Therefore, it is often cooked in association with fish dishes, it comes to decorate pleasantly. Raw, cooked or preserved in vinegar, its use is vast: discover how to cook it in the book of Pierrette Nardo "Let's cook the flowers"! Today, it is found in some fishmongers or in his garden, if it is planted!

  • Family: boraginacées
  • Type: perennial
  • Origin: maritime
  • Color: gray blue foliage
  • cutting: no
  • Planting: sowing in the spring
  • Flowering: July to September
  • Height: 50 to 60 cm lateral development and 15 to 30 cm high

Soil and ideal exposure for planting maritime mertensie in the vegetable garden

The maritime mertensie is not difficult but she likes calcareous soils, fresh and dry. She enjoys the sun, may bear the wind and drought.

Planting date, planting, repotting seaborne diseases

Sowing is done in spring in a mixture of soil and sand. The plants are set up from April to October.

Advice of maintenance and culture of the plant oyster

You can cut the flower stalk so that the leaves grow more.

Diseases, pests and parasites of seaborne diseases

Snails and slugs.

Location and favorable association of the maritime Mertensie

To plant seaborne merit in isolation, in rockery, in bins or planters.

Video: Andre Garrett cooks turbot with potato risotto and oyster leaf veloute.

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