Category: Weed Eating

Elderberry Propagation

Ever wonder how you can get more elderberry bushes, or share some of yours with someone?  It may be easier than you think!  Follow these simple steps to increase your stock by using clippings from an existing bush. Find new…

Greens Gardening

Spring is well underway and I have been getting my hands dirty preparing our shade garden!  A couple years ago I learned that many, if not most, salad greens and similar plants grow well in the shade.  I have a…

Dandelion Wine

Ah, finally time to blog about dandelion wine!  I’d like to categorize this under “Gourmet Weed Eating.”  This was only our second time making wine, and the first time making dandelion wine.  My husband sampled some dandelion wine from a…

Elderberry Juice

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about a wild edible, so here you go!  Elderberries can be used in jams & jellies, desserts, as well as for making juice and syrup for health benefits.  Elderberries are high in antioxidants…

Snow Cream

Snow cream is a fun treat to make during the winter, and a great reason to welcome fresh snow!  Snow cream is like ice cream made with snow, and it’s so easy to make.  What you’ll need is plain sugar,…

Rose Hips

Can you name any “super foods” that have been in the headlines lately?  So far, I haven’t seen rose hips make the list, but I think they ought to.  They have 20 times the Vitamin C in them as oranges…

Dewberries!

Dewberry vines are pesky as they tend to pop up everywhere in sandy lawns, and require gloves for removal because of thorns.  For this reason, we could call this a weed.  However, if you let them grow in an area…

Cat’s Ear — Edible Weed

That’s right, I’m eating weeds again.  This one isn’t quite as surprising, though, since it is so similar to dandelion and most people know that dandelions are edible.  Cat’s Ear is a yellow flower that looks very similar to dandelion…

Edible Weed — Wood Sorrel

I have found another “wild edible” in our yard!  Wood sorrel is a plant I am very familiar with, at least by site, but only recently learned its name and that it’s edible.  Wood sorrel, when eaten fresh, tastes very…

Fried Milkweed Blossom Buds

We are learning about wild edibles in our backyard and getting brave trying a few of them.  This week it was the flower buds from the Common Milkweed plant.  I think I remember being told as a child to never…