Not bragging, just to tell a funny story.
My youngest loves a soup I make with a certain red leaf, the translation I found is pig weed or red orach. The season for this plant is spring and spring only, so starting May I can’t find it anylonger.
Every week I ask “what soup do you want me to make?” The answer, invariably, is “pig weed.” “It’s season has passed.” “Then....” dumplings, chicken, vegetable cream, tomato, everything was asked only AFTER the pig weed. It’s become a game by now.
Red orach! I have it in my (small) veggie garden! It's a very easy 'green' for salads, and pretty too.
I collect the seeds, so I don't have to buy them anymore. It has a long season here, being a weed.
Its non red cousin is a very common weed here and you can find it on the side of the road and building sites. I occasionally gather it for salads as well. Atriplex is the latin name of them.
OT, I'm sitting outside on a lovely stone bench next to the back door of a holiday home and I can literally hear a wood bug chewing on his breakfast. Best inform the owner asap.