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Pigweeds sources in central FL

 
                                  
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For those forum members who are in central FL, I'm looking for pigweeds, or wild amaranth.
 
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Location: Central FL Zone 9
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I'm in Lakeland and it spouts anywhere there is bare soil on my farm.  Are you wanting seed to plant?  We grow red amaranth and the native wild stuff shows up with it all over the garden.  The wild stuff may have crossed with the Hopi red we grow but both grow like, well, weeds  let me know where you are and what you're after and I'll see if I can help you out.
 
                                  
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Alex Barcia wrote:
I'm in Lakeland and it spouts anywhere there is bare soil on my farm.  Are you wanting seed to plant?  We grow red amaranth and the native wild stuff shows up with it all over the garden.  The wild stuff may have crossed with the Hopi red we grow but both grow like, well, weeds  let me know where you are and what you're after and I'll see if I can help you out.


I'm in Zolfo Springs.  I'm generally looking for any edible plants.  I want to surround myself with edible stuff, where there are weeds now. I'm looking for seeds, live plants, anything.
 
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You might want to check out eattheweeds.com

Green Dean is in the Orlando area and regularly does foraging hikes where he identifies tons of edible stuff.  I would bet you are already surrounded by more than you realize....at least I know my wife and I were astounded.  He also has a great YouTube channel.

A few hours of my time saved me countless hours in the garden since I had been pulling all kinds of edible weeds...now we make more room for them.

Also there's an active central FL barefoot gardener yahoo group with great people chock full of insight.

Good luck!
 
                                  
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Alex B. wrote:
You might want to check out eattheweeds.com

Green Dean is in the Orlando area and regularly does foraging hikes where he identifies tons of edible stuff.  I would bet you are already surrounded by more than you realize....at least I know my wife and I were astounded.  He also has a great YouTube channel.

A few hours of my time saved me countless hours in the garden since I had been pulling all kinds of edible weeds...now we make more room for them.

Also there's an active central FL barefoot gardener yahoo group with great people chock full of insight.

Good luck!



Thank you for the info.  I recently received the book I ordered on Amazon: Samuel Thayer's "The Forager's Harvest". Growing known plants will make the plant identification stage smoother, precisely because they are already known.  I recently got in touch with Dean Jordan, to get him to give seminars at my farm.  I look forward to identifying all my farm's "edible assets".
 
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