I read that the wild carrot is poison
So far the only inedible thing I have identified is NightShade
Wild carrot is NOT poisonous. The various related hemlocks ARE poisonous, but don't really resemble carrot that much. Obviously, if one is unsure of identification, one should not eat the plant.
Nightshade can refer to many different plants, including tomatoes, potatoes, ground cherries, eggplant, etc. There are many, many edible nightshades out there - depending on which part of the plant you are eating, of course - but some like Black Nightshade even have edible leaves, as well as fruit.
Belladonna, Jimsonweed and tobacco, on the other hand, are all nightshades, and are all quite deadly.
Always be careful when foraging.
Eating weeds out of a garden? Outside of the vitamin and mineral value there is little else but flavor to be had eating leafy greens. Like eating celery you will starve to death it takes more claories to chew and digest the celery then you get out of the celery its self it a negative caloric food. Outside of going in and out it does nothing to the stored energy saved in the body.
Other than "bragging rights" to say I grazed on clover the exercize seems rather pointless and counter productive
I do not recomend eating clover....it does not taste yummy...I did give it a try too ;0)
Thelma McGowan wrote:The tipping point was when My Dad noticed a couple weeks ago.."Oh Pig Weed" like I was supposed to know what he was talking about. He never shared this bit of Knowledge.....He apparently is a stingy old So-an-so......as just this year he showed me Wild licorice root growing on the Maples. That was so awesome! as it does taste great in tea.
I told My Mom that I was eating the Amaranth "weed"out of my garden...She Says "oh Red Root Grandma used to cook that up for us out of her Garden when I was a kid"......Apparently also My Mom is holding out On me too.
gani et se wrote:Make sure you know the difference between water hemlock and anything else. It can be confused with wild carrot, I hear.
Miner's lettuce is tasty in the early spring. Fern fiddleheads too, if you cook them.
John Weiland wrote:Although the photo below is stock footage from the internet, we now have some of this Chenopodium amaranticolor emerging annually with our regular lambsquarter in the garden....the latter of which can be seen in the lower right quadrant of the photo. Since these Chenopods arrive in young, succulent form at about the time the chickens are cranking out eggs, it's a great combination to mix sauteed lambsquarter/amaranticolor or chard or other similar greens with eggs as a scramble or omelette.