Edible Weeds

Eat the invasive species! But don't pick them unless you know they have not been sprayed with pesticides. A companion to our article on common edible weeds in the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of "The American Gardener" magazine ahsgardening.org/gardening-resources/gardening-publications/the-american-gardener/november-december-2016-issue
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I've made quite a few dandelion recipes. This versatile "weed" is delicious and nutritious from root to flower! Check out this awesome dandelion infographic, too.

Dandelion Recipes (and infographic

I've made quite a few dandelion recipes. This versatile weed is delicious and nutritious from root to flower! Check out this awesome dandelion infographic, to

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Purslane Recipes: 45 Things To Do With Fresh Purslane

Purslane or Portulaca oleracea as it is known to botanists – Did you know purslane is considered the top most nutritious food on the planet? Here are 50 inspired purslane recipes, ideas, and tips.

Fiddlehead Ferns - Foraging for Beginners Identifying and Using Edible Wild Plants

Foraging for Beginners Identifying and Using Edible Wild Plants #infographic

Foraging for beginners. There are actually so many amazing foods for the taking which you can find by scouring the forest floor. We show you three beginner stages to finding wild edibles.

Lamb's Quarter/Goosefoot/Pigweed - Merriwether's Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Texas and the Southwest

Lamb's Quarter/Goosefoot/ Pigweed - Very nutritious wild edible. Who knew, this stuff grows all over the garden and I've been yanking it up and throwing it away. Leave some for the rabbits and have some for dinner :)

Chickweed (Stellaria media) has nutrition comparable to spinach. "Common chickweed can be a serious weed in small grains, but it is an important food for wildlife and is used in orchards and vineyards to control erosion and to maintain consistent soil temperatures."

Chickweed rejuvenates the skin and cleanses the body of toxins with such gentleness it's terrific or children, animals, and adults alike.

Eat the invasive species into submission!!

Did You Know You Can Eat Kudzu?

Did you know that you can eat kudzu? I grew up in Florida, where it was common to see groves of trees and even utility poles and barns covered with kudzu, the "vine that ate the South." What few people know is that the plant is edible, and delicious.

Wood sorrel, Oxalis acetosella

wood sorrel is a common Edible weed! Soothing to stomach, aid in digestion, sour like lemons some say. Throw in salads, soups, garnishes. But be mindful of if the area has been recently sprayed with weed killer.

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) pesto recipe from "The Forager’s Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles"

I like garlic mustard pesto better than basil pesto - Eat the Invasives!

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat | Ellen Zachos

You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods.

Chickweed and chickpea salad

Moroccan "Chick-Chick" Salad

Moroccan Chick-Chick Salad - A chickpea-and-chickweed salad that tastes like spring.

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) - reasons to eat it: "Garlic mustard has displaced vast areas occupied by native spring wildflowers"

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) - reasons to eat it: "Garlic mustard has displaced vast areas occupied by native spring wildflowers"

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