Sown-ja Lewis

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Lots of interesting replies! I especially liked the categories given by Bengi. Comfrey was a new wave of high-protein forage around 1960, but if eaten in quantity or at wrong season or by small children, it is highly toxic to the liver. (and more recently, kidney toxicity is sure being watched for in all alternative foods and medicinals). Hostas contain the soapy chemicals found on quinoa, but maybe soaking or tossing the cooking water helps? Bracken fern fiddleheads can taste like asparagus if harvested while they're still emerging. But they're also associated with stomach cancer.
1 year ago
Regarding long-term possible bad effects of manure: SALT (NaCl plain or mineralized) added in quantity to animal food, or offered in a way that it falls into the manure or bedding, could be a problem? A cattle rancher, who grows and stores hay for their herd, salts between layers of baled hay when putting it into the barn, if the bales had gotten rained on. North-Central Idaho
4 years ago