Wild Garlic, Living Life & New Beginnings

Hi there and welcome to my post on ‘Wild Plants You Can Eat’.  Mr B surprised me with a couple of wonderful gifts this week .  You may, or may not, remember that a couple of weeks ago Caber and I had a bit of an incident?  If not, let me remind you of the highlight… I unfortunately, lost my phone and camera in the resulting chaos!

Fast forward a week, and bearing the above in mind. Mr B arrived home with not only a new phone but also an action camera for me. How lucky am I? And it’s not even Christmas yet! It goes without saying really that Mr B is now very high up on Santa’s ‘Good Boy’  list this year. And mine too of course. 😉

Wild Plants You Can Eat

Well, this week, I finally managed to get out and about to test my new camera. And to also have a bit of a forage in some fairly local woods. There’ll be more of that later in a subsequent post. Which brings me back, finally, to the point of this post. How to not only find but also identify wild plants that you can eat… 

Truth be told, this post would go on forever if I listed all of the above edible wild plants. And nobody wants that, least of all me! So, what I’m going to do, is list my favourite 3 books that’ll help you identify edible plants. Bearing in mind of course, that I’m aiming them at beginners.  You’ll also find some rather good recipes in these books.

To be honest, there’s a plethora of books out there that you can buy. So why are these 3 my favourite? Well, first of all, you can download them onto Kindle, or a similar phone app. However, if you decide to buy a hard copy, they’re also small enough to throw into your rucksack or pocket when you go out foraging. And last, but not least, they have pictures. Although it must be said that not all wild plants mentioned have a picture.  But that’s what the internet is for, isn’t it? If it doesn’t have the picture of the wild plant, you definitely have its name and description. Hence, once you do a search for it on the net you’ll find plenty of photographs to help with the identification process.  

So Without Further Ado – Here’s The List:

This list is for Collins Gem, Kindle Edition publications and range in price from £1.99 – £2.99. 

Facebook Groups Also Worth A Look:

  • Plant Spotters UK
  • Mushroom Spotters UK
  • Wild Free Food in UK
  • Forage & Feast – Wild Food Cooking & Preserving
  • Wild Food and Hedgewitchery

I’m pleased to announce that’s it for today. All that’s left to be said is…Have a great week. Don’t forget to subscribe. And leave your comments below! 

Until next time,  Love Susan & Caber

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