I’ve talked about hemp before on this blog, and about how it’s crazy that its cultivation is basically prohibited (you can grow it commercially, if you have a licence from the Home Office, and a buyer lined up) because some varieties of it are grown for their hallucinogenic properties and are called by various names, including marijuana. Hemp is an environmentally-friendly crop that can be used for all kinds of things, including fibres, and food.

Having said that, I’ve never really eaten it. I bought some hemp salad oil once and… didn’t love it. But Indigo Herbs have a selection of hemp products in their range (alongside other things that make this ethnobotanist very excited), and so I thought it was about time to see whether we can incorporate some hemp into our diet. I have a recipe in mind, and these are the ingredients Indigo Herbs have sent me, so I can try it out:


Indigo Herbs

In the meantime, I’ve teamed up with Indigo Herbs to give 3 lucky Twitter friends a chance to win their own hemp bounty – a 50g packet of hemp leaf tea, and a 250g packet of organic hemp seeds. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is follow both me and @IndigoHerbs on Twitter, and retweet one of my competition tweets.

The giveaway runs from today (26th July 2017) until midnight (BST) on Tuesday 8th August 2017. At that point I will pick three random winners and pass their details onto Indigo Herbs for them to send out their goodies. Neither I, nor Indigo Herbs, will collect/use your personal information for anything else. The competition is only open to people with a UK delivery address.

If you’re already a big fan of (legal) hemp products then by all means leave a comment on how you make use of them. Comments about illegal drugs will get removed. Unless they’re hilarious, of course 😉


Indigo Herbs hemp products



This blog post was written by Emma Cooper and was published on The Unconventional Gardener website. If you're reading it elsewhere you may want to navigate away from plagiarised content.

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