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The smell of pineapple weed is the smell of childhood. I loved them. I remember picking a bouquet of them to my grandmother, who was not very much pleased, and so I learned it was a weed and of no use.

Until now!

Since the uses google tell me about are for the leaves and the flowers, I stripped away the woody stems before drying. Don't know if that was a waste of effort, though. What do you guys use pineapple weed for?
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Harassed spot in the garden = pineapple weed
Harassed spot in the garden = pineapple weed
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Pineapple weed closeup
Pineapple weed closeup
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Bounty on the scale - lots of woody stalks in there
Bounty on the scale - lots of woody stalks in there
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Removed woody stalks, keeping the leaves, flowers and soft stalks
Removed woody stalks, keeping the leaves, flowers and soft stalks
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Still over a pound!
Still over a pound!
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Result: two full jars of pineapple weed ("tunbalderbrå" around here)
Result: two full jars of pineapple weed ("tunbalderbrå" around here)
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I found this apple tree about 10 yards from a gravel biking trail that I use to get to work. The easiest way to harvest was to climb the tree. The fancy fruit picker was too slow. I harvested much more than we needed (about 30lbs since I didn't tare the weight of the container). I'm assuming (based on the previous people who posted) that the 20lbs harvest requirement is the wet weight before any processing and core removal. I didn't weigh the apple slices after being processed.
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A picture of one of the plants/fungi in the wild
A picture of one of the plants/fungi in the wild
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A picture of the bounty on a scale showing the weight
A picture of the bounty on a scale showing the weight
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A picture of the dried goodies in or with their storage container
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I picked and dried rose hips.
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hips on rosebush
hips on rosebush
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over 1 lb
over 1 lb
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stored
stored
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I'll begin with harvesting pineapple weed on my walk between properties. I'll post again when I've harvested enough to meet the requirements. So far I have 5.1 + 7.9 for 13 of 16 oz.
I have never really liked the flavor of chamomile but I find pineapple weed tea really nice! go figure.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
Harvest, dry and store one of the following:
One pound (fresh weight) of:
    o nettle
    o mint
    o rose hips

    o pineapple weed


To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
- A picture of one of the plants/fungi in the wild
- A picture of the bounty on a scale showing the weight
- A picture of the dried goodies in or with their storage container
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Harvesting wild pineapple weed
Harvesting wild pineapple weed
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Tare in ounces
Tare in ounces
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Weighs in fresh at 5.1 oz
Weighs in fresh at 5.1 oz
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Dried goodies. Trying out different methods to dry.
Dried goodies. Trying out different methods to dry.
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Foraging for 2nd batch
Foraging for 2nd batch
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Batch 2 tare in ounces
Batch 2 tare in ounces
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Batch 2 weighing 7.9 oz
Batch 2 weighing 7.9 oz
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Batch 2 dried and ready for storage and use.
Batch 2 dried and ready for storage and use.
 
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I've been picking a lot of elderberries and figured it was time to dry some.
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One of the elderberry plants.
One of the elderberry plants.
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Freshly picked.
Freshly picked.
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A solid gallon.
A solid gallon.
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Drying in the oven.
Drying in the oven.
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All dried out.
All dried out.
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Note: Hey, Dave. I'm sorry again. The scale picture is really important. I need proof of 5 pounds of berries for this bb. Also, are these berries from your yard? To count for this badge, they need to be foraged, as in not cultivated. We have to be stinkers for the exact required pictures for each bb, otherwise it's not fair to everyone. This bb also requires a picture of your dried berries in or by their storage container.

 
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After a long summer of drought we've had a great autumn for mushrooms. Here's a few trips worth of puffballs totaling to almost 7 pounds- probably collected more, but at some point I stopped weighing everything- there was a good week that my house smelled like drying puffballs. The final picture has other collected mushrooms that I'll post in a follow up BB

  • 6.3.oz
  • 8.1.oz
  • 8.8.oz
  • 10.4.oz
  • 11.4.oz
  • 15.3.oz
  • 32.6 oz
  • 1.106 lb.oz


  • = 92.9 oz /16(oz/lb) = 5.8lb +1.1lb = 6.9 lb
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    A Big Puffball
    A Big Puffball
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    Another Big Puffball
    Another Big Puffball
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    A Puffball Parade!
    A Puffball Parade!
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    1.106 lb/oz
    1.106 lb/oz
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    10.4
    10.4
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    8.8
    8.8
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    15.3
    15.3
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    11.4
    11.4
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    32.6
    32.6
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    6.3
    6.3
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    8.1
    8.1
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    Puffballs dried, powdered and labeled.
    Puffballs dried, powdered and labeled.
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