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Old 03-20-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I find it quite interesting to know many of the plants in my yard, weeds included, are edible. I've tried a few, chickweed, henbit, briars, daylily pods and a few others.


I've found some interesting websites about edibles and wondered, does anyone else eat weeds and non-obvious plants in their yard??


Kudos to those from the past who partook in eating these plants long ago not knowing if they were edible!


Edible Weeds

The 3 Foragers: Foraging for Wild, Natural, Organic Food: Edible Plant Identifications

Eat The Weeds by Green Deane, the most watched forager in the world



And one of my favorite:


Foraging Texas


Anyone game to see what they can find in their yard to eat, try it, and report back????
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:03 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I'm not that adventurous, but it sounds like a fun hobby.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: WA
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Many years ago my grandmother would collect leaves (mostly dandelion) as we walked home from market for salads.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:42 AM
 
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Dandelion and chicory are quite common in the Italian (southern) Diet. I love them both with olive oil and a good vinegar. and sliced white onions.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Cyan Planet
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We have wild onions in winter, dandelions and clover in early spring, dewberries and blackberries in late spring/early summer, red sumac in mid- to late summer, maypops (northern passion-fruit) and muscadine grapes in late summer to early autumn. I'm not bold enough to eat some of the other things I've read because I don't have the experience to identify them and tell the difference from poisonous look-alikes.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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I pay for spring dandelions. It's good for detoxing your liver. I believe the afrench eat them.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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I pay for spring dandelions. It's good for detoxing your liver. I believe the afrench eat them.
don't ever pay


Come to my place and you can dig them up for free.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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don't ever pay


Come to my place and you can dig them up for free.
I think they are different. I have them in my garden too.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Dandelions are a given, I like Arrowleaf Balsamroot too. The roots are good roasted and make a decent flour when dried and ground for biscuits and campbread.


Stinging nettles are very good. Picked young before the seedpods set, the leaves can be blanched to remove the stinging oils, and are way better than spinach.
Once the pods set, the stalks make great cordage.


Cattails are everywhere, and the roots can be eaten raw or roasted, the stems can be eaten raw green, and the pollen makes pretty good campbread.


Lots more out there, and it's fun to learn about them and go foraging for yourself.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: alabama.
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is poke salad a weed ? .. had plenty of it growing up ....
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