cultivating wild eatable plantsPosted: March 14, 2011
A post by Hank Shaw on cultivating wild native plantsâ€”ramps and such. I’ve been intending to do this with fiddleheadsâ€”young ferns that people in Vermont eat like people eat ramps in West Virginia. I’ve never found them in West Virginia.
Also, I’m keen on Jerusalem Artichokes, probably the most famous vegetable Hank mentions. More of those in my future.
I’ve noticed, in picking dandelions for wine, that the biggest and healthiest I could find (three to four times bigger than the ones in my yardâ€”handy for such an endless task) grew as weeds in my weedy garden. I didn’t try the greens, though. I wonder how tender they’d be, whether they might not have a longer season than scrubby ones. With pork, they are among my favorite things.