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Old 04-05-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I was transplanting some and I had shoots leftover that I had accidentally ripped the roots off. Sooo I ate one over the weekend to make sure they were REALLY edible, and I had some stir fried w/ lomein for dinner. They are delicious kind of like an extra-mild and tender leek.

While I ironically have yet to start my vegetable garden, my flowers are lookin purty good.

I am trying to plant ornamental perennials that I can eat if push comes to shove, and I just found out that hostas are edible, too. Anyone else eating stuff from the yard? Are you still alive and kicking? How did your wild food taste?
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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uhh... you definitely shouldn't be your own guinea pig! Many plants & herbs & mushrooms are hepatoxic and even if you go to the hospital you'd be placed on a waiting list for a liver transplant. My family's eaten nasturium buds that we've grown for beauty on the salad plate as well as the window sill, but that's about it. Wait. I've eaten wild tomato plants that have sprung up spontaneoulsy in my grandma's rose bedding before.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:48 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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When I was a kid wild onions grew in our yard. Smelled like a hamburger everytime we mowed.

But stay away from 'shrooms, that's for sure.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:28 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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The daylily (hemerocallis) is not toxic to humans. But you should research any "wild" or ornamental plant before eating it. Definitely do not eat foxgloves, hehehe!
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I love me some pumpkin blossoms, egged, dredged in cracker crumbs and fried up.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Be careful if you have pets in the house! Lillies are poisonous to cats and maybe dogs too.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there...
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hmmm, you are definitely a brave one "grasshoppa".. lol
I would not eat anything that someone hasn't already eaten and lived to tell about it.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: DC
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I used to chew on onion grass as a kid. Our neighbors used it and dandelion leaves in salads. Now I just eat herbs or vegetables/fruits I purposely grow (mainly basil and mint).
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:42 PM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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We picked mulberries and tasted honeysuckle when I was a kid. Nothing like a honeysuckle vine after a cool rain.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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I used to chew on onion grass as a kid. Our neighbors used it and dandelion leaves in salads. Now I just eat herbs or vegetables/fruits I purposely grow (mainly basil and mint).
Ohhhh flashback time for plaidmom.

Does anyone else remember eating "sour grass" as a kid?

Oxalis pes-caprae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Of course mom always told you not to eat it because "dogs pee on it"...but I remember that it was sooooo good. Kind of like nature's lemondrops.
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