Category Archives: edible plants

Growing and Preserving Figs

We have a large fig tree in our back yard.  For the amount of space and the limited care it takes, it produces way more fruit than any other fruit tree of which I am aware.  It will produce two … Continue reading

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It is Free Food Time!

Every year starting about now I gather free food.  Just today, I was out gathering wild plums.  On one of the trails that I regularly hike, there are several wild plum trees.  There are both yellow and red plums and they are … Continue reading

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40 Most Common Edible Wild Plants in North America

Edible wild plants are an often-overlooked food source.  Many of the edible wild plants on this list probably grow near you, regardless of whether you live in the city or country. Find a book that covers the edible wild plants … Continue reading

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Acorn Grubs are Good To Eat

A while back I wrote three post on cooking with acorns.  Cooking with Acorns is easy,  Uses of Acorns and Acorns.  These articles show you how to cook with acorns and some of their other uses. Besides being edible, the tannic … Continue reading

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Mesquite Beans and How to Harvest and Use Them

Mesquite trees are found in northern Mexico throughout the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts, and as far north as southern Kansas, west to the Colorado Desert in California, and east to parts of Texas These deciduous trees can reach a height of 20 to 30 ft although in most of their range they … Continue reading

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The Groundnut or Indian Potato a Good Edible Plant

Groundnut, Apios americana, sometimes called the potato bean, Indian potato, potato pea, pig potato, bog-potato, wild bean, wild sweet potato, America-hodoimo, hopniss is a perennial vine that bears edible beans and large edible tubers.  Its vine can grow to 3-20 long, with leaves 4 to 9 inches long with 1-3 leaflets. … Continue reading

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A List of Common Poisonous Plants

The other day I wrote an article Edible Wild Plants can Supplement your Food Storage  In that article, I mentioned that sometimes it is easier to learn about the poisonous plants first, so I thought that today I would publish some … Continue reading

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Edible Wild Plants can Supplement your Food Storage

Knowing the common edible wild plants in your area is always a plus for survival.  One big reason is that they are free and grow wild.  Second most people think they are weeds and ignore them. Now trying to live … Continue reading

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Living Off the Land and Foraging for Calories.

Living off the land is an idea that is widely discussed in prepper circles.  I know people who plan to live of the land after TEOTWAWKI.  Fortunately, for most of them, they have never had to do it.  Living off … Continue reading

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Wild Jerusalem Artichokes are a Good Edible Plant

Potatoes aren’t the only good tuber out there, consider the Jerusalem artichoke also called the sunchoke, sunroot or earth apple.  This is actually a species of sunflower.  It grows wild in much of the United States and Canada.  It’s normally … Continue reading

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