SPRING – DAYLIGHTS SAVING- & FORAGING

Hello Everyone!

It’s been a long time since we’ve written, but we do believe, that finally, SPRING IS HERE!
The temperature, rains and boggy ground which has frozen over countless times has delayed growth of spring greens but we’ve still managed to go and forage a good few easy to spot and nutritious wild greens.

Our favourites at this time of year are the ubiquitous:

Nettles – stinging or dead, whichever you prefer (or find!)

Cleavers – (goosegrass/sticky-weed/or whatever other name you know “Galium Aparine” by)

Garlic Mustard (Jack by the hedge / Poor Man’s Mustard/ or whatever other name you know “Alliaria petiolata” by)

and we’ll be picking them and putting them in soups, frying them and making crisps, making savoury cakes and risottos for a good while to come 🙂
We’ll put some photos of our exploits up soon!

In the meantime- thanks to Manishta one of our supporters and volunteers for her facebook post:

52 plants you can pick/forage in the (North American) wild – for all our North American fans (there are many of you it seems! 🙂 )  http://beforeitsnews.com/self-sufficiency/2013/04/52-plants-in-the-wild-you-can-eat-2455988.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=beforeitsnews

52 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat | Self-Sufficiency

beforeitsnews.com

 We all know our vegetables and fruits are safe to eat, but what about other wild plants, mushrooms and other types of edibles? Here are a few common North American goodies that are safe to eat if you find…
 
However- as ever we recommend you never pick or eat anything you are unsure of- stay clear of plants that look similar to poisonous plants such as hemlock – those in the Umbelliferae (also known as apiaceae) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apiaceae and deadly nightshade…
 
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