Is anyone interested in finding wild plants which are edible. I don't see anything listed that might consider this topic. I am curious about the tick weed seeds which my pets and I pick up whenever we walk outdoors. My dogs love to eat them. Could they be something suitable for humans? Are they safe for my dogs? I've not seen anything about their toxicity on the internet. Hello! Any botanists out there?
Wild harvesting for food
I sometimes freak out friends and relatives by eating plants on walks. It takes a lot of research and double/triple checking before you do something for the first time. I have no idea about tick weed. Good luck on your search and be careful.
A really great new book on gathering wild foods is Nature's Garden by Samuel Thayer. He deals with a bunch of different plants, and it's clear that he has actually eaten them all instead of just listing what other people say about them. I've learned a lot from it.
I have his first book, and this one on my 'wish list'... Amazon has some good customer reviews on it
That may be true, but line drawings are not always enough for ID
I have Thayer's first book too, darius, and I think the second one is way better. It has a big section just on acorns, the most complete info on preparing acorns I have seen, in fact.
I agree... and it's worthy to note the plants are different in each book.
Just had purslane for lunch. Very high in Omega 3s. Tastes great as a salad with some tomatoes and a little vinegar and oil. Best part is that I am weeding as I am picking supper. LOL
burdock seeds are usually the seeds that stick to animals fur the dog is trying to remove it if its burdock seeds you can eat them and the dog should be able to eat them too
I didn't know you could eat burdock seeds? The recipe I saw was for peeled, tender 2nd year roots... I think.
The seeds are used medicinally and they are not poisonous. There are other seeds that get stuck on fur or clothing cleavers are one and you can eat them too or use as a coffee subsitute.
If you are a dude, you can collect them from your leg hair.
lol I collect them from the plant just saying you could thoe lol the actual seed should have poped to the ground when it attaches it self the remander velcro like material stays
That wasnt a joke. I had to clear a part of the community garden the other day and came home with a hundred hitchhikers.
I guarantee you would have to complain to the chef about a hair in your soup.
lol hitch hickers and furbee soup lol, I just wanted to let people know if a dog ate them it wouldnt hurt them at all
I found a hairy leaved plant that tastes like horseradish...anyone know what it might be?
Do you have a photo? I grow horseradish and it isn't hairy. A fuzzy leaf that comes to mind but I've not tasted it as it is not recommend is comfrey. A photo would make a better ID.
I have my horseradish and comfrey planted together at one end of a vegetable bed. They do look quite similar... the horseradish leaf is wider, smooth, and doesn't have the slight cast of gray to the leaves.
I've not tasted the comfrey either... I grow it to use as a fertilizer for my tomatoes.
Gnomelady ~ is this what your dogs dine on? http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55452/ or is it different?
Any seeds would take a quantity to fill me up but if seeds had a flavor they could be used as a spice. I actually believe that although the dogs eat them, the seeds are probably passed through their systems, generating reproduction of these weeds. Same is true of birds and other wildlife that eat seeds.
If you are interested, this is a thread you can access on wild food foraging. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55452/
Yep and Bears spread our berry seeds around too.
A good fiber to clean out the digestive system.
Comfrey should not be eaten but a little can be used internally to stop internal bleeding but it not to be used internally.
Comfrey is great used externally as a poultice for broken bones healing wounds it is one of the fastest make shure the wound is clean so no dirt gets trapped inside the wound to cause infection later.
Anyone remember Euell Gibbons and his guides from the 60's? I still love his books about wild food gathering.