lake-lady 2 months
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gyroporus cyanescens (cornflower bolete)
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My newest seasonal collection piece; Autumn Foraging! 馃崉馃珢馃尠 I've been really interested in seasonal foraging lately and trying to learn more about wild edible plants growing local to me. Here are some common wild plants and fungi that you can forage for in autumn!
1. Hen of the woods
2. Hazelnut
3. Rosehips
4. Sweet chestnut
5. Oak Bolete
6. Horn of plenty
7. Blackthorn
8. Chanterelle
9. Beechnut
10. Beefsteak fungus
... among many many others of course!
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proteidaes 5 months
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Mushroom hunt!!! 馃崄馃崅馃崉
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sensualdoe 2 years
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Gathering buttercups and wild chervil by Tenderheartlamb
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Foraging for Fungi.
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While winter isn鈥檛 the most exciting time to forage, there are some subtle preserved beauties out there to find. Some of my favorites are making tea with conifer leaves and turkey tails, jams from the mushier rose hips, and collecting frozen sap. What鈥檚 your favorite foraged finds during the cold season?
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bumblebeeappletree 4 days
Fergus Drennan is a professional forager who often sleeps in a solo tent in the woods to be closer to the wild materials he collects for eating, tanning, and druid-like experimenting. Foraging for food is just one aspect of his bushcraft (which includes making clothing, fire, and shelter).
For decades he鈥檚 been collecting mushrooms and plants for food. He鈥檚 spent 11 months of the year living on wild food alone (only February remains elusive), but when funding allows, he hopes to dedicate more time to completing his Year-Long 100% Wild Food Experiment.
He's a vegetarian except for what he calls 鈥渁ccidental meat鈥 (he was "The Roadkill Chef" for a BBC show produced by Jamie Oliver's company). He also uses 鈥渇ound鈥 animal skins to create leather drumheads.
More recently, he has been preparing and tanning fish skins donated from sushi restaurants so his archeologist partner Charissa van Eijk can turn them into handbags, wallets, and jewelry. Together they teach courses in fish skin tanning that 鈥済oes far beyond (although not excluding) the traditional and well-known tanning methods using bark, eggs, brains, and urine.鈥
Not believing in the separation between life, play, and work, Fergus recognizes that all roads lead to a life embedded in nature, providing physical sustenance and psychological nourishment.
Fish Skin Tanning Course:
Fergus aka "Fergus The Forager":
Craefty Salmon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32730779
Charissa Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craeftychaga/
On *faircompanies: https://faircompanies.com/videos/wild..
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kineats 4 months
Can I request for Goblinkin? The skrunklies are in need of inspiration.
Of course!
Here's some Mushroom Growing Kits
Seared Hen of the Woods
Saut茅ed Chicken of the Woods (Different from Hen of the Woods)
Buttery Puffball Mushrooms
Some Lion's Mane Mushroom Recipes
Wild Berry Soup
Dandelion Soup
Dandelion Cookies
Red Potato and Saut茅ed Greens Salad
Chicory Roasted with Thyme & Bacon
Green Onion and Sunflower Seed Pesto
Fish Stew
And one of my favorite foods: Purple Dead Nettle Recipes!
I hope this helps! I tried to find all kinds of edible forageables and recipes for them!
Always be very **very** careful if you forage anything and try to have a guide who is an expert in the area!!! Otherwise just buy them from specialty suppliers online ^///^
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Rubus spectabilis
Range: West coast of North America from Alaska to California
Today I want to talk about one of my favorite native plants--the salmonberry! It鈥檚 in the same family as raspberries, and in fact both plants have similar compound berries. While salmonberries can be a similar reddish color, they can also be a bright orange when ripe! The plant gets its common name because the berries look similar to salmon roe.
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We鈥檙e not quite to berry season yet, though. The salmonberry bushes are still displaying beautiful pink five-petaled flowers that have been super popular with the bumblebees and hummingbirds in my garden.
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Give it a few weeks, though, and the berries will be ripening in the sun (hard to believe with all the cold weather we鈥檝e been getting!) When picking salmonberries in quieter areas, I like to make a lot of noise as I move around. This is because the berries are not just popular with birds and other small wildlife, but black bears, too. I figure it鈥檚 better to let a bear know that I鈥檓 there sooner rather than later so that I don鈥檛 end up accidentally surprising one in the middle of lunch. Given that these are the first really sugar-rich food available to bears after their winter hibernation, I want to give them plenty of room to chow down and start putting on some fat.
This is also the reason I never take more than 25% of what I find when foraging. Many of the things I鈥檓 picking are also food for other animals, and they don鈥檛 have the option of driving to another area several miles away, or going to a grocery store, or growing a garden. Thankfully there are a lot of large stands of salmonberry bushes in the area, so I can easily pick my fill without putting too much pressure on one particular plant.
I鈥檝e also discovered, to my delight, that salmonberry is incredibly easy to propagate with cuttings. I鈥檓 renovating the old garden in my yard, and one of the salmonberry bushes had overgrown a pathway, so I pruned it back a couple of months ago. I stuck the trimmings in pots of soil, and to my delight they rooted beautifully! You can dip the ends in rooting hormone if you want to give them a little extra boost, but it鈥檚 not absolutely necessary. Around here they鈥檙e not too fussy about soil, either; we鈥檙e basically on layers and layers of sand, and they like it just fine. They do like a little extra nitrogen, if you鈥檙e going to add fertilizer.
Foraging tips: These plants often grow in riparian areas along streams and rivers, or in wetlands, or in the understory of forests. They can grow over ten feet tall, and have double-serrated leaves similar to those of raspberries. The berries are generally ripe in late May and June, but may ripen later at higher elevations. Be gentle when foraging; don鈥檛 break off branches, and be careful of the thorns! Remember that many birds and other small animals make their homes here.
Salmonberries are best eaten raw, and a lot of them end up going home on my stomach instead of my basket! Their flavor isn鈥檛 as strong as some other Rubus species, but I find them quite tasty. You can also make them into a jam or jelly using the same processes as raspberries or blackberries. They will keep in the fridge a few days, but get soft and mushy quicker than store-bought berries bred for a longer shelf life. And you can freeze them by putting them on a baking sheet, uncovered, in the freezer, and then once frozen transfer them to a freezer bag.
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ahedderick 6 months
HEY guess WHAT!
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Pickin鈥 up pawpaws, put 鈥榚m in my pocket!
One of the two trees at Home Farm is starting to ripen. The other ripens substantially later, which is a good thing. Yesterday evening my daughter and I found a couple of ripe ones and brought them home.
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You just . . cut them in half, then scoop the pulp out with a spoon. These are very good (they do vary from tree to tree in the wild, not all are tasty).
聽聽 Pawpaws are hard to germinate, because the seeds require a certain period of cold weather, plus they鈥檙e finicky about humidity. People keep them in slightly damp potting soil in their fridge in order to get the to germinate. Not a good solution for the adhd gardener with a poor memory!
but you can cheat! yes! (if you live in an area that meets their requirements)
聽聽 Here鈥檚 how. Eat the fruit. Throw the seeds in a spot with good soil, near a creek, partial shade. Sitting outside all winter takes care of the requirement for cold and moist. Not all the seeds will germinate - but some will. Earlier this year I had to cut down over a dozen hopeful little pawpaw seedlings that were coming up directly under the parent trees. I hated to do it, but it did prove that they can germinate naturally, without sitting in a refrigerator.
聽聽 They will also germinate if a bear eats the fruit and 鈥榙eposits鈥 the seeds in the woods. Apparently.
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faerie garden foraging 馃敭 馃尡 鉁 鈧 鈭
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lake-lady 2 months
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Baorangia bicolor or two-colored bolete, edible but easily confused with the poisonous curry bolete 馃崳
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herbwicc 1 year
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Elderflowers and Elderberries
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warmedbutter 8 months
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Harvest season is coming
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persephonaae 2 months
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Bears head harvest! We鈥檒l need to clean the dirt off and remove some of the older and tired bits of mushroom growth that aren鈥檛 as fit for eating, but there was an abundance of it on the tree it was growing on last year! Bears head is a kind of lions mane mushroom, and lions mane likes to grow in the same places it did years before! All lions mane variants are edible and easy to identify as they have no poignant lookalikes, but always double check what you harvest!
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nepeteaa 2 years
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馃専馃尣 TAMARACK 馃尣馃専
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