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Highlander plant belongs to the family Buckwheat. A diverse species composition, simple conditions for growing and breeding plants allowed him to occupy a worthy place in gardens, parks, flower beds. Many species of these plants do not require care, grow in the wild and are often found as weeds.

Types of Highlander

The number of highlander species is quite a few - about 300 representatives, 20 of which are cultural species. Some plants are very similar to each other, but there are species that are significantly different from each other.

For example, the Sakhalin mountaineer and the Japanese are very similar in shape to the leaves and inflorescences, and the serpentine only vaguely resembles a relationship with them. Baljuan highlander, having similarity with liana, is actively used as a decorative form.

The mountaineer plant, whose species are so diverse, attracts not only external sophistication, but also other virtues. Types of pochachuyny, rastopyrenny, kinship, viviparous, alpine became common among traditional healers, beekeepers, breeders.

The main part of the highlander is grassy plants, but there are shrubs and lianas. There are representatives of perennial and annual plants. In addition, the mountaineer is easily settled in the meadows, in the woods, on the roadsides, near water bodies, etc.

Places of growth

The Highlander of Sakhalin was once spread only in areas of the Far East. But thanks to the ability to easily adapt to different conditions of life today, this plant can be seen in different parts of the world. In the regions of Russia, the Highlander was the most widely spread.

Sometimes there are thickets of mountaineer, which appeared after carrying out some types of work not related to agriculture. It turns out that for this it was enough to move part of the rhizome of the plant by accident with the soil or working tools to a new place.

A certain role in the expansion of the highlander's growing areas was played by the fact that he was very fond of gardeners and began to spread by them as an ornamental plant. The Highlander of Sakhalin, whose photo adorns the pages of magazines, websites and newspapers, could not go unnoticed. The first cultivated plantations of this plant appeared in 1863.

Growing conditions

Having made a decision about the “settlement” of a highlander in a flower garden, it is necessary to become familiar with its characteristics First of all, you need to know that, despite its impressive size, the Sakhalin mountaineer is not a bush, not a tree, but just a grassy plant. In the autumn, the aboveground part of it dies off, and with the arrival of spring from the rhizome, the growth of new shoots begins.

If the stems of the plant with the arrival of late autumn is not removed, but left for the winter, then they will be a good decoration of the flower garden in winter.

The Highlander of Sakhalin, the cultivation of which does not require much effort, can be maintained at the landing site for up to ten years. In addition, during the summer it actively grows, creating dense thickets. For these reasons, near the valuable plant species that require careful maintenance, it is not recommended to plant Sakhalin highlander.

How to get rid of the "aggressor"? This question can often be heard from people who have not had time to fully explore all the features of the plant. Experienced growers suggest that the highlander needs to follow the plantings, removing new shoots along with the rhizome. In addition, around the main place of its growth you need to dig a limiter to a depth of 30 cm.

Economic use

The scope of different types of highlander is wide enough. The Sakhalin Highlander is no exception. Growing plants for the needs of agriculture in many areas has become a familiar fact. The mountaineer grows rapidly, giving a large amount of green mass, and for this reason the plant is used for silage, and its young shoots become good feed for cattle and horses.

The plant is a very good honey plant, so beekeepers do not bypass it with their attention.

Most people got acquainted with this wonderful plant on the streets of the cities, in parks, squares and gardens, admiring its amazingly beautiful flowers and leaves.

Medical applications

The presence of special substances in the rhizome of the mountaineer allowed it to be classified as a medicinal plant.

Separate species are used for the preparation of medicinal products in both traditional and traditional medicine. Funds derived from the mountaineer are of low toxicity and have a good therapeutic effect.

Recipes decoctions, extracts, powders and tinctures have been known since ancient times. Today, drugs are used in the treatment of diseases of the bladder, internal bleeding, chronic bowel disease, the reproductive system, and many other ailments.

Becoming the owner of plants belonging to the genus mountaineer, a person receives not only aesthetic pleasure, but also great practical benefits.


Botanists are still arguing over which of the three related genera include this plant: Polygonum, Aconogonum or Persicaria. The most common Latin name is Polygonum polymorphum. There are no differences in the Russian language - Highlander changeable.

This giant is about the same width as the height - 1.5 - 2 m, and even more in bloom.

Thanks to the gigantic size, very rapid growth and long flowering, which lasts from June to autumn, the mountaineer is changeable - the accent in the flower garden is all season.

The shrub does not require a garter: hollow stems resembling bamboo, reaching up to 3 cm in diameter at the base, are very strong and do not overwhelm the neighboring plants. In the upper part they branch heavily, and these second-order flowering twigs can break from heavy rain and wind. Highlander changeable not aggressive: unlike invasive

Sakhalin's mountaineer grows with a bush, without spreading to the sides with rhizomes, and it also does not give self-seeding. Vase-shaped bush, lined up from top to bottom. Appearing after frosts from the ground, the plant quickly gains height, and by the end of May it is decorated with tightly folded "budding" of future inflorescences. Branched fluffy panicles of small cream-white flowers appear in June.

Over time, they turn pink, and by the end of flowering they turn brown in autumn. Inflorescences can be used for cutting.

The flowers of the mountaineer have a strong aroma, many bees are always spinning around them. Most people smell like honey with a hint of vanilla, but some consider it too harsh and unpleasant. With the autumn cooling, the leaves of the mountaineer changeable may acquire red-purple tones, but such a miracle happens not every year.


The mountaineer changeable grows well on any soil in different conditions - in the gardens it can be found both at the reservoirs and in the neighborhood of birches. The moisture-absorbing soils with good drainage are optimal, however, a well-established shrub tolerates both drought and excessive moisture. In too dry conditions or where water stagnates, the bush will be lower. Highlander changeable prefers sunny places, but can grow in partial shading, with the bush will be higher.


It's time to plant new plants and, if necessary, transplant old ones. Planting density - 1 bush per 1 -1.5 m 2. In May, you can propagate the mountaineer changeable basal cuttings or dividing the bush. Plants respond well to mulching with organic material. New planting in the absence of rain should be regularly watered.

After the flowers turn brown, you can cut or leave them - as you like. The bush will look decorative in both cases.

In dry hot weather, plants may require watering.

In early September, it's time to start breeding, planting and, if necessary, transplanting the mountaineer changeable. Dried stems can be cut off before winter or early spring, as you prefer.


Thin shoots at the top of the bush are broken - this can happen with very strong wind or rain. Squally wind can pretty spoil the look of our giant. Agree, the plant with inflorescences hanging down does not look very neat. In this case, the recipe is one - trimming the broken peduncles to the height of the break. Do not be afraid! Highlander changeable responds well to this "haircut". Even if you cut the entire bush at the peak of flowering at a meter height, in three weeks it will bloom again.

The mountaineer changeable is not subject to diseases and pests.

Description and features

The Highlander of Sakhalin is a perennial plant capable of growing up to 5 meters in height. Its stem is erect, empty inside, smooth, branched at the top, with thick internodes. Rhizome powerful, well developed, creeping, deep-seated. Its leaves are large, heart-shaped, with wavy edges, slightly pubescent from the bottom, up to 30 centimeters in length, and up to 25 cm in width. In summer, they are green with red spots, in autumn and winter, the color changes to red-brown, so the mountaineer resembles bamboo, which is why it is called Siberian bamboo on Sakhalin.

In summer, green with reddish spots, in winter they become brown and resemble densely standing thickets of bamboo.

The stems and leaves of the mountaineer are rich in nutrients, they contain: ascorbic acid, mineral phosphate salts, carotene, proteins, rutin, calcium, fiber, tannins, as well as resveratrol, which has anti-cancer, antibacterial, tannic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Due to the chemical composition of the mountaineer it is used as a medicinal plant, the inhabitants of Sakhalin eat it, making it salads and soups. The plant readily eats agricultural and wild animals - deer, moose, goats, rabbits and hares, cows and horses. Its flowers attract bees - the mountaineer is an excellent honey plant.

The mountaineer is also used as an ornamental plant, which grows up to 3-4 meters, decorates the site, and closes unsightly buildings or hedges, creates a shadow. At the same time, the mountaineer grows very quickly around the site, and turns into a weed, which is difficult to fight.


Growing a mountaineer is not a difficult process, it will be more difficult to fight it after its powerful, creeping rhizome becomes stronger and begins to give numerous offsprings, turning the plot into impenetrable thickets. No wonder gardeners call mountaineer aggressive and decorative weeds.

In order to get a luxurious bush enough to bury part of its root in the ground. Even without any care, he will start well, give shoots, eventually turn into a lush and tall bush, and then begin to occupy the surrounding area. For this reason, the mountaineer should not be planted next to undersized fruit or ornamental shrubs, it will take away all the nutrients and moisture from them.

Another breeding option of the Sakhalin highlander is the planting of a small shoot from the roots. For the first year, all the forces of the plant will go to rooting, starting from the second year after planting, the mountaineer will grow to its full capacity, set off by nature.

For reproduction by seeds, they are first stratified - hardened in a cold place for 1-2 months. They are allowed to sow under winter, but they will germinate only at a temperature of 20-25 degrees.

The mountaineer can be planted in any place - it grows well in the shade of tall trees, and in the bright sun. He is not picky about the composition and acidity of the soil, he does not like excess fertilizer, we do not need to weed weeds in his plantings - they do not grow there. The only requirement for care is abundant and frequent watering, the mountaineer Sakhalin loves good moisture.

According to reviews of gardeners and gardeners, once passionate about this plant, the Highlander is much easier to grow than to withdraw. Even a small fragment of the root, remaining in the ground during uprooting and digging, gives rise to sprouts. The roots spread to a depth of more than 50 cm, so that it will be necessary to dig up the plot to get rid of the mountaineer very carefully. Therefore, it may not be worthwhile to remove it completely, but to give it the right to life, and use it for the benefit of oneself and others.

The plant is resistant to pests and diseases - all these facts indicate that the mountaineer does have unique healing properties and is ready to share them with people and animals.

Care for Sakhalin Highlander

Despite the fact that the mountaineer came to us from southern Sakhalin and the islands of Japan, he doesn’t like strong heat at all. It mainly grows near the stream bed. and where there are wet ravines. For this reason, when choosing a place for planting Sakhalin buckwheat, do not forget that it loves the high humidity of the soil and air. In the garden for this grass a suitable place will be the shore of the reservoir or the neighborhood where there is a stream, any damp lowland is also suitable.

Sakhalin buckwheat to lighting is completely undemanding: it can grow in the sun or in partial shade and will develop well even on the north side of the building. But if she does not have enough light, then its leaves will be smaller, and the inflorescences will not be lush, and it will not reach its normal size.

Sakhalin buckwheat is very demanding on soil fertility. Where it grows in nature, the soil is very saturated with humus plants and various nutrients. In composition, this soil is very close to the leaf soil of deciduous forests. In order for the mountaineer to grow fully and gain strength, it must be fed with rotting manure, grass compost and at the same time plenty of water. Sakhalin Highlander, planted near the compost heap, often feels very good.

Green shoots that grow early can freeze slightly at low temperatures. But do not worry, because the mountaineer will recover when it is warm outside.

Planting and breeding plants

Seeds of Sakhalin buckwheat are very similar to unpeeled buckwheat. And this is not surprising, since they are related. The seeds of this plant are sown in March or early April, the soil for sowing should be loose and fertile. After sowing, after about 14 days, the first shoots should appear. The shoots of the Sakhalin mountaineer do not need a dive; for this reason, large seeds of the plant should be sown at a distance of 10 cm or into special peat pots of 1-2 pieces.

While the seedlings grow, it must be fed three times with complex fertilizer, which must be diluted in water, following the instructions. You can plant seedlings directly after the threat of a frost return is gone, this is approximately in the beginning of June. After planting, the care of the mountaineer consists in periodic and timely watering and fertilizing, which should be carried out not less than twice per season; complex or organic fertilizers are suitable for this.

Since buckwheat begins to bloom very late, its seeds do not have time to ripen completely. Therefore, mainly the reproduction of this plant is produced by the vegetative method. Delenki take root very quickly, but this happens on the condition that there is a sufficient amount of moisture. After rooting in the first year, the plant gives a large amount of greenery.

If you have a mountaineer growing on the plot, do not forget that this is a very aggressive weed that is capable of letting its roots down to two meters. Therefore, the possible depth of growth of a mountaineer should be set in a dug-in stop. Slate, plastic or other corrosion resistant materials are suitable for this.

Get rid of the roots of the Siberian bamboo It is very difficult, and this plant grows again in a dug-out place.

Application area

In addition, the mountaineer is a beautiful ornamental plant, it is also considered a very valuable vegetable crop. People use its leaves and young shoots for food. The leaves have a sour and pleasant taste, besides they are very juicy. They can be added as an additional component to different salads, cook delicious soups, and also make stuffing for pies. The Sakhalin highlander is valued by the fact that young greens grow very early in it. Its content and taste, as well as the presence of vitamins are very similar to sorrel and rhubarb, the mountaineer can easily replace them, while these plants are not.

Various birds, rabbits and livestock eagerly eat the leaves of the Sakhalin highlander. But it is not recommended to abuse them. This food is saturated with many vitamins, but at the same time it contains a lot of oxalic acid, and this can harm the health of animals.

You can also use it like this:

  • For the manufacture of compost, which can also be useful. Compost is prepared in the usual way, but when using such a fertilizer, to reduce acidity, it is necessary to add chalk or lime.
  • From last year's mature stems, you can make good supports for peas or other plants.
  • It is possible to make the bases for a warm bed of hollow stalks.

Sakhalin buckwheatwhich impresses with its power, is a perennial. It can be:

  • valuable addition to the human and animal diet,
  • прекрасным декоративным растением, которое украсит любую территорию,
  • очень агрессивным сорняком.

Чем это растение станет на вашем земельном участке, зависит только от вас.

Особенности культуры

Мощный многолетник достигает в высоту до 5 метров. The stem of the highlander is reminiscent of bamboo or reed, for which it is popularly called the Siberian bamboo. It has a smooth texture with thickened internodes. The hollow vertical stems of last year's shoots easily break in early spring and are used by summer residents for kindling fireplaces and stoves.

Some species of reynutria have evergreen leaves, but in our area they most often fall down. The wide leafy plates are heart-shaped, reaching up to 30 cm in length, and with slightly wavy edges have a smooth texture on the top and a shaggy bottom. The mountaineer blooms in late summer and mid-autumn.

In places where the mountaineer grows, there are practically no weeds, and the soil is always wet and loose. The powerful root system of culture simply does not allow other plants to develop.

Axillary panicles of inflorescences with whitish small flowers look beautiful against the background of rich green leaves and upright stems. At the end of September, seeds are ripening in warm terrain on inflorescences — dark brown triangular nuts of a pointed shape that can be used for vegetative propagation of a crop. During the flowering period, bees actively collect nectar from flowers, therefore Rainutria refers to productive honey plants.

Rainutria for detoxification

According to numerous studies conducted by Japanese scientists of world renown, reynutria has the unique ability to draw heavy metals and other toxic substances from the soil, neutralizing them during the growing season.

It is this quality of the plant that is active. used in Japan for the reclamation of land contaminated by industrial waste. There, the mountaineer specially planted the places where garbage dumps used to be, as well as areas saturated with toxic substances.

In our locality, this feature of Siberian bamboo is advisable to use on garden plots, broken in places suspected of the presence of harmful substances in the soil, for example, on waste land or located near roads, industrial facilities, chemical plants.

The photo shows young shoots of reynutriya in early May. Delicious!

The value of the Sakhalin mountaineer in agriculture and cooking

Culture is often used in landscape design. as a decorative element for decoration of reservoirs, borders of lawns and green lawns, the creation of hedges and shady corners of the garden.

The population of the Far East and Japan actively apply fresh and boiled perennial leaves for culinary purposesby adding them to salads, drinks, pastries and soups. From the highlander of Sakhalin even they make jam and prepare healthy desserts. Young shoots have a pleasant sour taste, reminiscent of sorrel, but more tender.

The plant is characterized by an active seasonal increase in green mass, so that many farmers use young growth before the budding stage. as silage materialand, harvesting it for food and giving fresh to poultry and farm animals - horses, rabbits and cows.

The biologically active components that make up the aerial part of the mountaineer provide powerful bactericidal and antimicrobial properties due to which the plant is used in traditional medicine recipes for the treatment of certain diseases.

Cultivation, planting, care, breeding

To control the growth and development of plants can be using lighting. So the mountaineer, planted in sunny areas, grows to the maximum, the leaves are huge, and the inflorescences are lush. But in places with penumbra bamboo is not so tall and spreading. Reynutria, planted on the north side, does not grow more than a meter in height, has small leaves and does not always bloom.

In the first year after planting the processes of the mountaineer, the plant grows to a height of about 1 meter. Since giant reynutriya is distinguished by a unique property of building up the above-ground part in record time, in the second or third year after planting its plantation turns into real impenetrable thickets up to 3-4 meters high.

In the middle band the mountaineer propagates by rhizomes separated from an adult plant or by dividing an adult bush. Layers take root on any soil, even uncultured and poor in minerals. Watering seedlings is required only at the very beginning. In the future, the culture grows on its own and perfectly tolerates both the deficit and excess moisture, however, it is still not recommended to plant bamboo in flooded places and lowlands.

Since the maturation of seeds in the northern climate is a rare phenomenon, they practically do not plant. If you managed to get seeds of Sakhalin buckwheat, then they are sown in open ground or grown by seedling. The distance between plants when sowing in the area is left about 10 cm. Seedlings are placed in increments of 12 to 15 cm. Shoots appear after 5-7 days, especially with daily watering. In the future, small seedlings watered every 3-4 days. Weed and loosening landing do not require.

Young shoots of the Sakhalin Highlander, edible in early May

Highlander use for the site and possible harm

TO benefits cultivation of reynutriya on its own site include:

  • undoubted simplicity in the care and undemanding of soil fertility,
  • no need for land cultivation (digging, fertilizing, weeding) before planting,
  • high decorative properties and gardening of the local area as soon as possible,
  • amazing growth rate and unique survival rate in a new place,
  • use as a valuable and useful feed crop for rabbits, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks and cattle,
  • drought-frost resistance
  • lack of pests and diseases
  • the possibility of laying leaf litter of Sakhalin buckwheat in compost and their rapid decomposition,
  • qualitative improvement of soil fertility and land structuring on the site by introducing composted leaves and shoots of Rainutria,
  • obtaining plant ash after burning the above-ground part, which is rich in potassium, phosphorus and rare trace elements,
  • providing bees with high-value nutrition,
  • the ability to close out farm buildings and divide the space with an impenetrable screen.

The main disadvantage of the highlander is its vitality.. This is where all the listed benefits easily turn into an unsolvable problem. If you happen to be on a plot and you do not have time for constant weeding, then do not rush to get a new inhabitant of the garden. In addition, in early spring you will have to chop the hollow stems left from last season rather finely, otherwise, when burning completely, they shoot burning coals in all directions.

Look at the photo, how quickly the bush of reynutria grows. All filmed in St. Petersburg, almost in the city center.

Rainutria bush in mid-May

Rainutria begins to bloom, June

Rainutria blooms, early July

How to fight if the mountaineer has greatly grown and gone out of control?

Raynuria is not for nothing called harmful and ingrained weed. Powerful deep-seated (up to 4 meters) root system during the growing season gives numerous shoots that grow as soon as possible in all directions. Out of control, Sakhalin buckwheat supplants all other plants, both cultivated and weedy.

Planting a plant as a hedge on the border with a contiguous area must be coordinated with its neighbors, otherwise you risk a long time to ruin relations with them, since almost daily rhizomes will have to be spit out.

In addition, if in your area, for example, in warm regions, seeds ripen in the fall, they fly all over the territory, germinate, after which the plants actively develop in the most unsuitable corners of the garden.

It is advisable to plant Siberian bamboo from the street or outside the fence overlooking the road. In such conditions, the plant does not penetrate into the cultivated area, provided that the fence is dug deep enough.

If you have a large area where you can create different zones, then choose a suitable place for Siberian bamboo is simple. For example, you can use it to create an original fence from the thickets of an impressive giant along an artificial stream or decorative pond.

But if every piece of land is on the account and you actively grow fruit, vegetable, berry and flower crops, then experts recommend refraining from planting bamboo, since even multiple digging to a depth of 1 meter cannot get rid of this invader.

So that the Sakhalin mountaineer does not turn into a malicious weed that creeps uncontrollably throughout the site, it is necessary to limit its growth by removing the root processes.

Getting rid of Siberian bamboo is much more difficult than planting it on a plot.. Many summer residents, to remove the culture from the territory, resort to the help of powerful herbicides. In the event that you decide to break free from such a neighborhood, use Agrokiller - a continuous action herbicide.

Strong plants can be destroyed by treating on growing weeds with a stem height of at least 10 cm with a solution of 50 ml of chemical per 3 liters of water. Sometimes repetition of manipulation is required up to 4 times. It should be borne in mind that the compounds of the drug penetrate only into the vegetative mass (stem and leaves), but have no effect on the seeds, but in our area it is irrelevant.

Useful properties and application

Young shoots and leaves of the Sakhalin mountaineer contain many biologically active substances, including:

  • protein compounds (up to 20% of the total mass)
  • vitamins (rutin, ascorbic acid, carotenoids),
  • macro- and microelements (calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, magnesium),
  • alimentary fiber,
  • tannins,
  • organic acids, including oxalic,
  • bioflavonoids,
  • polyphenols,
  • antioxidants (resveratrol and its glycosides).

Young shoots of raynutria, edible

The use of Sakhalin Rainutria in medicine

Thanks to antibacterial, antipyretic, diuretic, expectorant properties, the plant is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of cough, heavy menstrual flow, pathologies of the nervous system, as an antipyretic and diuretic-enhancing agent. Water extracts from rainutria help with painful urinationcharacteristic of cystitis and urethritis, as well as gonorrhea.

A decoction of the roots of Sakhalin root for cold and cough. The crushed roots of the plant (2 tablespoons) are steamed in an enamel bowl ½ liter of hot water and boiled in a water bath for about half an hour. Next, insist under the cover to cool, filter and take in the form of heat for ½ cup 4 times a day.

Siberian Highlander in Plot Design: Design Ideas

Rainutria is actively used in gardening the territory of country estates. Its dense thickets can be an excellent protection from dust and dirt, especially if the site is located near the road. Natural green hedge helps summer residents hide from prying eyes, without burdening themselves with the need to install a deaf expensive fence.

The Highlander of Sakhalin is planted as a hedge along a fence. In a month he will be equal in height to the fence.

With the help of bamboo landings, many summer residents disguise a modest and unpretentious view of household and household buildings: unsightly walls, summer toilet and shower, cesspools, old shed to store inventory, compost heaps, water collection tanks, etc.

In the garden, made in a natural style, country, modern, Japanese classics or eco-garden, through the competent location of the giant grass zone space, as well as create scenic scenes, large curtains, decorative compositions and groups.

With the help of an exotic wall of knotted stems, you can make an excellent background for bright flower beds, undersized ornamental shrubs and flower gardens. Highlander hedges in the background highlight the beauty of small alpine slides, rose gardens, and rockeries.

The motley balls of blooming phloxes of various shades, lush two-colored bushes of the host, sprawling thickets of peonies, low-growing conifers, perennial bulbous flowers (tulips, hyacinths, dahlias, gladioli, lilies, books, begonias) look most advantageous before the bamboo thickets.

Feed culture

Reynutria as a fodder plant is an ideal food for herbivores. Young shoots and succulent leaves contain a huge amount of phytonutrients that are beneficial to the health of your wards. Agree that no grass, siderats and cultivated plants can grow up to 3 meters in the first spring months.

So having a mountaineer on the site can solve your problems with the purchase of food for birds, rabbits, goats and cows. Especially if you are not a passionate fan of growing vegetables and other crops, and the land on the site is idle due to the lack of processing and planting.

The use of Siberian mountaineer in cooking and recipes

Young recipe for culinary purposes

For vitamin salad use fresh young leaves and shoots of the plant. Of particular relevance, such snacks are acquired in the spring, when practically every inhabitant of our country experiences a deficiency of vitamins, tannins and microelements.

Experienced housewives add the greenery of Reynutria to soups, similar to the more common to us sorrel, spinach nettles and slippery. The shoots of the highlander have proven themselves as fillings for snack bars and sweet pies. The taste of such products resembles pastries filled with rhubarb.

Sour soup with reynutria

Boil the broth (chicken or meat), add sliced ​​root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, celery root) to it, after 15 minutes, put two handfuls of finely chopped Sakhalin highlander leaves and leave on low heat for 5 minutes. Serve the soup with sour cream, pour a tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs to taste (cilantro, parsley, garlic or onion feathers, dill, basil, arugula) into each plate.

  • Step-by-step recipe with photo cooking soup you can see here.

Caviar from Sakhalin Highlander Early Spring


  • young shoots reynutrii - 0.8 kg,
  • young seasonal greens (nettle, snyt, kupyr, ramson) - 0.8 kg,
  • water - 100 ml
  • onion turnips - 3 medium-sized roots or 0.2 kg of green onion feathers,
  • home-made corn oil - 100 ml,
  • sprigs of celery or lovage - 50 gr,
  • fresh garlic - 2 slices or 4 green stalks,
  • salt, ground black pepper to taste
  • Freshly ground coriander seeds - 1 tsp.


    1. Fry onion or green onion in vegetable oil (corn) for 5 minutes.
    1. Add to the onions young seasonal greens, ½ cup of water and simmer until soft.
    1. Add to the caviar peeled and finely chopped shoots of Sakhalin buckwheat, celery or lovage and coriander powder.
    1. Continue the extinguishing process for 7 minutes.
    1. Before removing the dish from the stove, add crushed garlic, salt and pepper to taste, let it stand under the lid for at least 10 minutes.
  1. Serve caviar as a hot side dish for meat and fish dishes. Chilled caviar is used as a cold snack or pasta for making sandwiches.

Vitamin drink Kislinka

Washed young shoots of the highlander (1/2 kg) boil in a liter of water until soft. Before the end of cooking, add 2 tablespoons of dried oregano grass to the liquid. Let the drink stand under the lid for 15 minutes. In the filtered infusion pour ½ liter of fruit juice from non-acidic fruits (peach, plum, apricot, apple, grape) and dissolve ½ cup of granulated sugar or natural honey. If the taste of the drink turned out to be sour, then you should add a little more sugar. Serve a vitamin drink with ice in cocktail glasses.

Green forage mass of reynutria, mid-May, Leningrad Region

Reviews of summer residents about growing Sakhalin mountaineer

At my site, wild Sakhalin buckwheat flooded a whole weave. When I got tired of mowing it and breaking out the stems every spring, I sprayed the mountaineer with a roundup solution. Concentration made two times greater than the instructions. To make the chemical work as productively as possible, I irrigated the young and lush greenery when it grew 20 cm in the spring and the first unfolded leaves appeared. At this place, planted garlic and carrots in 2 years. I waited for the roots to decompose in the ground, and most of the toxic chemistry would go away.

And I keep krols. They are such gluttons that they do not have enough strength for constant mowing in the near meadow. And on the site I have only 2 small flower beds and a lawn (by the way, the crawlers flatly refuse the mowed grass). They recommended that the mountaineer be planted, gave a few roots, buried them in early spring, and by June my crawls were feeding on juicy leaves. A year later, the plantation has tripled. Thick thickets did not thin out, since I have a goal - to collect as much animal feed as possible.

In no case do not plant this stuff on your site. The vitality of the plant is such that it first fills the areas after a volcanic eruption. Does this mean something to you? Then share the experience. My acquaintance inherited a dacha, where the entire abandoned plot was inhabited by this three-meter bamboo. Перекопка ничего не дала, жуткий монстр вырос на земле, как ни в чем не бывало. Тогда перешли к тяжелой артиллерии – обработке жуткой химией. Результат минимальный, заросли стали не такими густыми, но о посадке любых растений не может быть и речи.

Landing reynutria in the city

Each summer resident decides for himself that there is a Siberian highlander - whether the malicious aggressor and the indefatigable invader, a valuable element of landscape design, the breadwinner of herbivores or the source of tasty escapes for the preparation of delicious and healthy dishes. Carefully read the information about all the features of the culture before you get an exotic plant and risk growing it in your country house.

If you have experience in using the mountaineer in cooking, share your favorite recipes in the comments, and if you are an opponent of bamboo, then tell us how you managed to free your plantations from the malicious weed.