Hosta

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Hosta montana and Hosta sieboldii   frfrfr    enenene   espespesp   deudeudeu

hardy perennial

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Harvesting :For consumption, hostas are at their prime when they start to emerge in the spring, that is, when the young leaves are furled (they are called hostons). They can be eaten raw in salads or steamed as a veggie, being similar in taste to asparagus. Once the leaves open, they are still quite palatable, however, as the leaves get older they toughen and become more fibrous. Nevertheless, you can still steam them and see if they are to your liking, or better yet, juice the older leaves along with some of your favorite fruits to make green juices. Other ways of enjoying hostas are adding the chopped leaves to soups and stews, and adding them to green smoothies. Hosta flowers are also edible. Although nondescript in taste, the pale lavender flowers do add that fairy touch of interest to salads and appetizers.

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