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Wild edibles found in our garden so far

 
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Hi,

having a garden without any source of water other than rain has been a challenge and a motivation for me, although our produce has been dissapointing so far.
Nevertheless, we have made big progresses in identifying wild edibles, so even if our crops are not thriving, we have managed to eat something, only not what we expected.
This is a list of the edibles found so far.

-Dandelions, diente de león (taraxacum officinale)- Yummy. Even in salads. Collect the leaves before if flowers.
-Purslane, verdolaga (portulaca oleracea).- Rather good in salads.
-Acid plant, acedera (rumex acetosa).- Rather good in salads, better cooked.
-Fennel, hinojo (foenicum vulgare).- White stalks can be cooked, fibers must be strained.
-Garlic porro, ajoporro (Allium ampeloprasun).- Use it like garlic.
-Golden thistle, tagarnina (scolymus hispanicus).- This one is excellent, cook the stalks.
-Asparagus, espárrago (asparagus officinalis).- I see the grown plants, but I couldn't find any sprout.
-Thistle, Cardo (onopordum acantium).- White stalks can be cooked.
-Runner thistle, cardo corredor (eryngium campestre).- Leaves for salads.
-Tickle, cosconilla (Reichardia picroides).- Salads.
-Grass pea, almorta (Lathyrus sativus).- Slightly toxic beans. Flour can be made from the beans.
-Marigold, caléndula (calendula officinalis). Edible flowers.
-Cape sorrel , vinagrera (oxalis pes-caprae).- Leaves and stems for salads, slightly toxic.
-Chard, acelga (beta vulgaris).- Yes, this grew wild, even if it is crop.

That's without counting the spices:
-Rosemary, romero (salvia rosmarinus).
-Thyme, tomillo (thymus).
-Sage, salvia (salvia officinalis).
-Jagged lavender, lavanda (lavandula dentata).
 
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Interesting list. Do you know if they are all native in your area?
 
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I think so.
Some of them are worldwide wilds, like the dandelion, some are endemic, like scolymus hispanicus (wonderful omeletes, by the way).
 
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Haha nice! Would love to see a list of these on permapeople! :)
 
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