Remember to cook your slugs! What can you eat in the wild? A quick foraging lesson with Jeana Travels and Katelynn Ansari, who traveled up to the PNW from LA to learn about fire, shelter, water, food and basic survival. What are your favorite wild foods?
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Survival expert @Nicole_Apelian teaches @JeanaTravels and @KatelynnAnsari what they can eat in the wild like in @LeaveNoTraceMovie.
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Flower Pancakes for Sunday brunch in Capetown 🥞💐 Made with foraged and harvested Dandelion, Nasturtium, Oxalis, Calendula, Borage and Pelargonium by @veldandsea. Served with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a drizzle of wildflower honey ✨ #wildfoodlove#springbrunch#capetownlife
Picking white oxalis out from the grass challenged my patience. (There’s always one!)I find getting to know the plants structure helps with the picking and I’m always looking for an efficient method to expedite the task.This little herb is the target of much hatred (and herbicides) but I’ve always liked the little burst of acidity - and remember nibbling on the flowers and leaves as a 🧒
If you pick it you’ll find it’s a sulker but if you can keep it cool and moist a dunk in ice cold water will revive . Then into salad spinner and store in fridge.Tastewise I think this one is the better above the pink and yellow flowered ?
Today’s focus is on weed control! The weed shown is Oxalis corniculata, the creeping woodsorrel, also called procumbent yellow sorrel or sleeping beauty. O. corniculata has purple-green foliage color and grows in a more prostrate habit.
It’s quite invasive and composting will not do it. Put it in the bin or even better eat it! The leaves of woodsorrel are quite edible, with a tangy taste of lemons. A drink can be made by infusing the leaves in hot water for about 10 minutes, sweetening and then chilling.The entire plant is rich in vitamin C. Any woodsorrel is safe in low dosages, but if eaten in large quantities over a length of time can inhibit calcium absorption by the body. #royalbotanicgardenskew#plantgeek#kewdiploma#rbg#weedcontrol#weeds#woodsorrel#eatableplants#gardening#garden
The plant my daughter is eating is called wood sorrel, it grows wild here where we live and it's almost everywhere! It is one of those diamonds in the ruff. It looks like a clover but it has yellow flowers and is a much lighter shade of green with smaller leaves. This plant is considered a delicacy in my life because it tastes just like a lemon and the nutritional qualities are amazing. High in potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. The lemon flavour comes from oxalic acids. Very mild and gentle for sensitive stomachs. I highly recommend sourcing this plant out and giving it a try.
Just strained out my latest experiments. Wood Sorrel FPJ to be used during veg, and Hibiscus Bud FPJ for changeover, and Hibiscus Flower FFJ. Not sure if any of them have any specific, outstanding nutritional value to the plant, but like I said, it’s an experiment. Cho didn’t originally talk about nutrient profiles and minerals and things like that. He looked for plants with Chi. Energy. Vivaciousness. Vibrancy. He talked about finding those traits in plants, and then transferring said traits to your crops via the application of FPJ / FFJ. What I noticed looking around my property is that by this time of year, nearly all the grasses, shrubs and vines are all dead. One of the few plants that is still green and thriving is Wood Sorrel. What some people mistakenly call “Clover”. Another trait I did notice is heavy branching. It grows as sort of a ground cover with lots of equal, horizontally-growing shoots. I’m thinking it would be especially nice when applied to plants that are either LST’d or SCROG’d, things like that.
As for the other two, again - most plants and trees around my property were Finished budding and flowering when I searched for plants to use for this. Literally the only non-toxic, flowering plant in my vicinity was Hibiscus. There were tons of unopened, young buds as well as mature, open flowers. I collected both separately and made the inputs. Can’t wait to see how his goes.