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edible plants.
I have been trying to find someone who can teach me about edible plants. But no one or nothing in my area. Do you know where besides books? I prefer hands on. Mid south area.
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07/15/2010 05:18 AM
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Over here we have The BUSH TUCKER man . He's brilliant at knowing what you can eat. He may have some website with info you seek.
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thanks. I will look him up on the web.
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I'm in Alabama and have compiled a lot of information about edible plants in my area. If you're in the same area, I can help you out, but if you're in Texas or Oklahoma, then our flora would be considerably different.
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Re: edible plants.
Here's a good starting point if you have free time to read.

Thread: Survivalist: Edible Wild Plants Foraging & Uses Info @ GLP
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07/15/2010 12:25 PM
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nevermind, thought it was about edible panties.
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Hey if anyone is in the desert area...phoenix...I would like info on this as well...
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Re: edible plants.
Over here we have The BUSH TUCKER man . He's brilliant at knowing what you can eat. He may have some website with info you seek.
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I accidentally found out about the Bush Tucker man a while ago. I downloaded the episodes and MAN, they are entertaining. I love that guy!

Bush Tucker man FTW!

If I remember correctly, he made some field manuals for the Australian army, perhaps you can find those?
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Re: edible plants.
Over here we have The BUSH TUCKER man . He's brilliant at knowing what you can eat. He may have some website with info you seek.


I accidentally found out about the Bush Tucker man a while ago. I downloaded the episodes and MAN, they are entertaining. I love that guy!

Bush Tucker man FTW!

If I remember correctly, he made some field manuals for the Australian army, perhaps you can find those?
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I actually have several books on the plants, which is better than nothing, but to see the actual plant would be so much better than a photo.
I do appreciate the help, and will certainly look for Bush Tucker info soon.
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07/15/2010 11:53 PM
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[link to www.amazon.com]
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Just chew the plant in the photo you sent? Or do I have to make brownies? Lol
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Just chew the plant in the photo you sent? Or do I have to make brownies? Lol
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Not at all nutritious. Will actually cause illness if eaten.
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Back home I used to see it a lot, was called hemp, used to make rope. I was just joking about chewing it. Lol
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[link to www.buxtonfringe.org.uk]
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Also, check with your University Agricultural Extension Service. They may have special programs where botanists guide you on nature hikes and help you learn field identification.
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check your local witchy-type shop, someone there will know or they will let you know about someone who does.
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Just chew the plant in the photo you sent? Or do I have to make brownies? Lol

Not at all nutritious. Will actually cause illness if eaten.
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It is as nutricious as any herb.
The seeds are VERY good for eating. Similar to nuts and oats.
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Your all gonna die.
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Just chew the plant in the photo you sent? Or do I have to make brownies? Lol

Not at all nutritious. Will actually cause illness if eaten.
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BS. Hemp seed nuts and hemp oil are very good for you.
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Just chew the plant in the photo you sent? Or do I have to make brownies? Lol

Not at all nutritious. Will actually cause illness if eaten.


BS. Hemp seed nuts and hemp oil are very good for you.
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Plus the hemps seeds are really tasty. Better than chips for you.
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[link to www.youtube.com]

Lots of videos on foraging at youtube
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Go look for some purslane. Its a soft-stemmy succulent, excellent with salads, also good cooked in a little oil with some salt. You've probably walked on it before, not knowing that it can be eaten.
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Re: edible plants.
Wow! Some really good suggestions you have all left for me! Thanks so much. I know some areas are bigger into this than the area I am in. That is why all I can find so far are in books and on the internet.
I am surrounded by Kudzu here...but there is no way of knowing if it has been sprayed or not. Unfortunatly that is true for most everything I might find foraging. The books say to beware of chemicals...but does not suggest how you might know (outside of the obvious dead plants), or where best to look to avoid such things.
Kudzu and dandelion are the only ones so far I can identify with certainty. But my first new steps will be the couple mentioned here so far! Research and positive identification will be my first steps...taste tests second.
Thanks again.
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Also, check with your University Agricultural Extension Service. They may have special programs where botanists guide you on nature hikes and help you learn field identification.
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And this is a wonderful suggestion. Maybe this will be my best hope for my area.
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Re: edible plants.
One quick rule of thumb I always keep is: Grass is edible...
Yard Grass.
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One quick rule of thumb I always keep is: Grass is edible...
Yard Grass.
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Only if you want a case of the hot apple trots.
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Re: edible plants.
OP, I've been going out into my yard and woods and take pictures of weeds/wildflowers. I then compare pictures to pictures on websites. Plant identification is easier pic to pic.

Also there is a lot of info in GLP's Recession Proof threads. Click on "Topics" above. Find "Economy" heading and you will see "Recession Proof GLP" listed. Click on it and it lists all the threads.

These threads had a lot of good info and links on edible plants besides other survival ideas.
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Re: edible plants.
OP, I've been going out into my yard and woods and take pictures of weeds/wildflowers. I then compare pictures to pictures on websites. Plant identification is easier pic to pic.

Also there is a lot of info in GLP's Recession Proof threads. Click on "Topics" above. Find "Economy" heading and you will see "Recession Proof GLP" listed. Click on it and it lists all the threads.

These threads had a lot of good info and links on edible plants besides other survival ideas.
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Loving MOST of the replies here...outside of stuff like yard grass! I'd rather eat hemp!
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A blank page came up here!
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Re: edible plants.
OP, I've been going out into my yard and woods and take pictures of weeds/wildflowers. I then compare pictures to pictures on websites. Plant identification is easier pic to pic.

Also there is a lot of info in GLP's Recession Proof threads. Click on "Topics" above. Find "Economy" heading and you will see "Recession Proof GLP" listed. Click on it and it lists all the threads.

These threads had a lot of good info and links on edible plants besides other survival ideas.
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This place is so much deeper than I knew! Thanks for showing me.
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