Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

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Storey Publishing, 2013 - Gardening - 239 pages
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You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles! Full-color photographs make identification easy, and tips on where certain plants are likely to be found, how to avoid pollution and pesticides, and how to recognize the plants you should never harvest make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

  

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Also cool that it had recipes and other references. - Goodreads
A great guide with great illustrations for each plant. - Goodreads
Would make a great reference book. - Goodreads
Good section on recipes and resources. - Goodreads
Loved the photos, a wonderful reference book! - Goodreads
The mushroom chapter has me doing further research. - Goodreads

Review: Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

User Review  - Ellee - Goodreads

A great reference for edible plants - both those typically grown as ornamentals (hostas? dahlias? who knew?!) as well as invasives (eg Japanese knotweed), and other wild plants. :) There are good ... Read full review

Review: Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

User Review  - Jerianne - Goodreads

I enjoyed skimming through this book. It will definitely be a book I pick up again when we get into our house. It's even one I might buy if I find it cheap enough. I like trying new foods and I'm very interested in growing my own food. Read full review

Contents

Dedication
6
Introduction
7
Identifying Habitats in the Hood
10
You Dont Have to Sacrifice Your Scenery
16
Tasty Leaves and Stems
28
Edible Flowers and Fruits
78
Nuts and Seeds
134
Roots Tubers and Rhizomes
152
Plants with Many Edible Parts
172
Five Easy Mushrooms
190
Preserving Advice and Basic Recipes
206
Resources and Recommended Reading
210
Interior Photography
210
Index
210
Other Storey Titles You Will Enjoy
216
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About the author (2013)

Ellen Zachos is a professional gardener and proprietor of Acme Plant Stuff, a garden and houseplant maintenance company. She is also the author of several books, including Backyard Foraging , Tempting Tropicals , Orchid Growing for Wimps , and Down & Dirty . She lives in New York City and Shohola, Pennsylvania.

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