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Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants of Temperate North America and the UK

Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants of Temperate North America and the UK
Now FREE!! Image page of the Rose profile. The Mobile Foraging Companion is a feature-laden, cross-platform guide for common wild and naturalised edible plants of temperate North America, and Britain and Northern Europe (there is a guide for each of those two areas, to suit your needs). Whether you forage on a leisurely weekend walk, want to know about that weed in the garden, or want to prepare for a potential survival situation, this guide is one of the handiest reference guides on foraging. It is designed for quick access to all the essential information you want at your fingertips, no more wading through long text to find the facts you are looking for. This unique guide packs a lot of information into a small space: What is the difference between the N. There isn't a lot of difference, as most of the plants included grow throughout most of the temperate northern hemisphere. Common names of plants vary, so each guide is written with the appropriate names for those countries. Advertising

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Wild Iowa edibles in spring, part 1: the dandelion It's springtime in Iowa. As farmers head out to cultivate their fields and garden centers fill with people anticipating that first juicy tomato of July, Mother Nature's own garden already is producing a bounty of wild delicacies for those who know how to find them. Seeking wild edible food is a tradition as old as humankind and continues to be a favored pastime of many an Iowa hunter or angler. But wild Iowa offers much more in terms of edibles than just deer, fowl and fish. There are many varieties of edible wild plants found throughout Iowa's woods, prairies, and pastures. How to use Map and Compass - Dan's Survival Depot I am entirely surprised at how little value most people put into land navigation skills. This is one of those skills that was a MUST HAVE skill for anyone venturing into a wilderness situation during the founding of our country. It has only recently been seen as not important with the increased technology of both map making, and Global Positioning System.

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A Shrub A Day Alexandrian laurel, the name implies something elegant and timeless and it has indeed been popular since ancient times and is native to the Mediterranean. This 3 foot tall by 3 foot wide shrub is noted for graceful form and handsome evergreen foliage, which makes for a permanent attraction in the shade garden. This highly coveted plant will never be found at the discount garden centers due to its simple beauty and slow propagation. The 3 inch green stems, clothed with thick, waxy-green leaves remain evergreen all year and are valued by florists and gardeners alike for winter arrangements. There are also white racemes of bloom, which, while not showy, are succeeded by cherry red fruits that adorn the shrub in fall and early winter. This well-behaved and hard-to-find beauty is an excellent choice for any garden.

9 Common Edible Garden Weeds All too often, homeowners and gardeners wage war in their lawns and gardens against the plants that grow incredibly well there, but that aren't intentionally planted, and many times, the justification for these battles all comes down to the words we use to describe them. When we buy and plant packets of common flower, vegetable, or herb seeds, we spend a lot of time, energy, and water in our efforts to get those seeds to germinate and grow, and take pride in our green thumb and homegrown food supply. But when a plant that we identify as being a weed is found growing in our lawn or garden, out comes the trowel and hoe (or for the ruthless and impatient gardeners, weedkillers such as RoundUp), and we may spend the entire growing season keeping these opportunistic and resilient plants at bay, in order to have neat and tidy garden beds and uniform lawns.