Even though it is the dead of winter there are still plenty of things to find if you go foraging out and about. Common hogweed is often found along rivers so in Birmingham UK there is a good chance you can find this plant. Right now, even though the hogweed plants have long since been […]
Name: Plaintain, Ribwort (Plantago) Location: Anywhere, usually grass verges, pathcracks, fields and park pathways Months: All year round Edible Parts: Leaves, Seeds More Information Plantain is a common wild edible found all over the UK. The three main types in the UK are Major, Media and Lanceolata but coastal regions will also discover maritima and […]
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Sometimes it is handy to get a look at a foragable item “in motion”. Pictures do not often do it justice when thinking about location and 3D appearance. For this reason I have produced a short clip of my jelly hunt this year in a well known mushrooming spot in Birmingham. View the video here. […]
Name: Yarrow Location: Grassy areas, short grass or long Months: All Year Round Edible Parts: Leaves, flowers While this is a picture of Yarrow on my allotment, I can assure you this plant grows everywhere and you are as likely to come across it as you are to find docks or dandelions. Often hidden […]
Name: Borage Location: Grassy areas, plots, gardens, forest floors Months: All Year Round Edible Parts: Flowers, Leaves WARNING: Not to be confused with Foxglove and Comfrey. Foxglove – feel the leaves, are they soft and fur like? If so then you probably found foxglove before it flowered which is poisonous. Comfrey – Flowers are purple […]
Salt is one of our most important minerals for the human body but in the wild, it’s pretty hard to find in every day foraging. The coastal region is a massive resource for fresh salt whether it’s from the various food stuffs found from the coast or from harvesting the sea itself. Best of all, […]
Name: Jelly Ears, Jews Ears and more. Location: On Dead Trees particularly Elder Months: All Year Round Edible Parts: All of the Mushroom Non-Edible Parts: None As you can see on this particular foraging trip we also found a variety of other goodies (a big field mushroom and around 2kg of sweet chestnuts). However, […]