Parsley is an easy herb to grow. It self-seeds easily giving you free plants in subsequent years. It has been around for over 2,000 years.
The happy faces on their flowers gave violas the reputation of being able to ‘ease the heart’, hence ‘heartsease’.
Salsify is an old ‘heirloom’ or ‘heritage’ vegetable. It was eaten by people of in the ‘ancient’ civilisations of Rome and Greece. It was widely eaten in England during the Victorian period, especially in the late winter months when there wasn’t much fresh food around.