Cool local produce

25 Feb

Initially my thought was to collect some Jerusalem artichokes and also to bring a few hopniss tubers inside to grow as house plants.

This area is a section in our yard I devote to some of my favorite wild plants and also a few hardy self-sufficient others which inter-be in this location. Below is a summer view of this area.

Since the ground was still frozen on the snow-covered areas, I decided to check out some of the plants located near the edge of the surrounding buildings.

Here is the biennial, evening primrose.

Some sweet cicely under icy water.

Lastly near the foundation of the house some Jerusalem artichokes were obtained for supper.

You can click on the photos to get a closer look, also in coming months I will revisit this wild garden area to share and possibly introduce many of the plants which were not visible in the summer photo above, this will include mints, woundwort, hopniss, caraway, sweet cicely, orpine, chives, stinging nettle, yellow goatsbeard, sea rocket, orache, seaside plantain, mustards, smartweeds, sorrels and surprisingly quite a few more.

If your a wild food gatherer, a little indicator garden like this one can be helpful in choosing where and when to plan some of your wildcrafting excursions, especially if you are travelling some distance to your collecting grounds, this one has been most helpful to me, I can assure you. cheers for here


6 Responses to “Cool local produce”

  1. mobius faith February 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    I’ll look forward to the updates.

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words February 25, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    you make me want to try this wild gathering,
    i grow alot of veggies and herbs…
    I am happiest diggin in the dirt…

    This was interesting, I always learn’
    something when i stop by..
    Thank you !

    Take care…

  3. Spiral Dreamer (Francis) February 25, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    Interesting, I also look forward to the updates.

  4. greenwichcda February 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Thanks for the ‘like’, this blog makes me determined to try more unusual food plants this year – including the Day Lilies you have pictured above.

    • 1left February 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      Hi greenwichcda, Thanks for dropping by, on the subject of daylilies I recommend you check out a video called (eat the weeds, — episode 18 daylilies) by Green Deane. It last around 7 minutes and has great info on the daylily dilemma which possibly is more of a North American situation, but could apply to the UK as well. cheers for now.

      • greenwichcda February 28, 2012 at 9:44 am #

        Thanks for the timely advice. We don’t have the same situation with daylilies you have in the states, but having read Green Deane’s article, I will be cautious about eating them, which is after all, just common sense.

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