Weeds in your yard? Don’t worry they might be edible! I recently attended a garden tour of an organic garden with weeds. I took photos so I wouldn’t forget and have posted some common one that you would find in the Long Beach area.
Many know the dandelion is all edible. I’ve even seen it sold at a local farmer’s market. It can be bitter, but edible. A recent website also focuses on edible weeds.
Some cautionary words: When in doubt, don’t eat it! You don’t want to get sick or poisoned. Also, avoid weeds that have been near the roads or found in lawns. Those weeds have absorbed some of the pollutants such as fertilizer or car exhaust or BOTH! If you know it’s from an area that has been sprayed or contaminated, then enjoy your weed salad!
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,
How does your garden grow?