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Reply #15 - Feb 26th, 2024 at 4:30pm
 
   Another one I haven't tried yet but will this Spring is Poke Sallet.  The plant is generally called Poke Weed.  We called them Inkberry Bushes as kids.  They grow all over the place around here.  I have a nice patch of them growing in my vegetable garden and at various locations throughout my yard. 
   As kids we were told that they are poisonous so other than to stain things with the berries we left them alone.  If you don't harvest and prepare them properly they are toxic so pay attention if you're going to try them. 
    You have to harvest them while they're young shoots.  Once they get over 18" tall and the stems start to turn red it's too late.  To prepare them you have to boil them for ten minutes, drain and rinse them, then repeat the process.  The beautiful, delicious looking berries are not edible. 
    They are very abundant around here and when harvested and processed properly they are good for you.  I've been told they taste something like Asparagus.  In another two months they should be ready to pick.  I'll let you know how it goes.
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Reply #16 - Feb 27th, 2024 at 6:13am
 
In spring we get wild leeks by me. The entire plant is edible. The only problem is they can vary from year to year. Sometimes they have an almost sweet taste, others they burn your mouth out. I think it has to do with the amount of water they get.
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Reply #17 - Mar 16th, 2024 at 9:01am
 
slingbadger wrote on Feb 27th, 2024 at 6:13am:
In spring we get wild leeks by me. The entire plant is edible. The only problem is they can vary from year to year. Sometimes they have an almost sweet taste, others they burn your mouth out. I think it has to do with the amount of water they get.

   
Around here we get wild garlic.  Locally we call it Onion Grass.  We might be talking about the same thing.  The entire plant is edible.  It grows in great abundance here.
It's a very hardy plant. During a mild winter like we just had in New Jersey it will grow right through the season.  It is considered a weed and an enemy to pretty, proper lawns.  No one harvests it which is insane. 
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