Category: September

Jack by the Hedge

Jack by the hedge, otherwise known as Hedge Garlic or sometimes even just wild garlic – is actually not a garlic at all! Name: Alliaria Petiolata Location: Anywhere, usually grass verges, woodlands and tucked alongside hedges Months: March to September Edible Parts: Leaves, Flowers, Seeds More Information Hedge Garlic is a member of the mustard […]

Foraging Plantain

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 […]

Borage

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 […]

Fuchsia Berries and Flowers for Foraging and Permaculture

Name: Fuchsia (that’s ch-s not s-ch) Location: Mostly gardens or public garden spaces Months: Flowers and berries in summer/Autumn Edible Parts: Flowers and Berries Non-Edible Parts: Leaves, Stalks   Fuchsia is a great flowering plant to have in your garden or allotment. For one thing the BEES love it! So if you are adding it […]

Hawthorn Berries – Haws

Name: Hawthorn Berries Location: Found on Hawthorn trees, identify the tree first and make sure you have the right one before venturing this one. Months: August, September, October, November Edible Parts: Berries Non-Edible Parts: The pips/stones inside are poisonous, never consume these.   Hawthorn berries are very common across the UK and last well into […]