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Day 18 – UH foraging challenge

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Today had been a travelling day for me but I have seen some tasty plants on my route.

At Station Zuid in Amsterdam some thoughtful edible Lady’s mantle in a council flower bed.

And near Beethovenstraat, one of my favourites – Alkanet with those pretty blue flowers alongside Greater celandine.

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Day 17 – UH foraging challenge

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Another lovely day and lots of gardening so plenty of finds. My favourite being a patch of wild garlic,  only just showing flower buds.

Day 16 – UH foraging challenge

Beautiful weather drew me to the volkstuin again today. It’s been a while since I spent a full day gardening there which meant the Ground elder (Aegopodium podogarium) has really grown tall and needed thinning out. I brought a shopping bag full of it home with me and plan to make a simple olive oil . . . → Read More: Day 16 – UH foraging challenge

Day 15 – UH foraging challenge

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This morning I was gardening at my volkstuin and there lots of delicious edible plants there. Here are a few…

Russian comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum).

Herb Robert (Geranium robertum)

Yellow deadnettle (Lamium galeobdolon)

 

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Day 14 – UH foraging challenge

Photo credit - Ann Doherty.

More lovely photos today…

From Ann in Spain, beautiful flowers which look rather like a type of lily or Allium. Not seeing the whole plant, the flower could belong to a sort of Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum angustifolium). It also looks almost like Allium molly but white rather than yellow…

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Day 13 – UH foraging challenge

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Today I took a stroll in the Vondelpark and found lots of beautiful plants. Here is a little cluster of comfrey (white and purple flowers), stinging nettle,  purple deadnettle and at the back, ground elder. Each one a useful plant but in a place where thousands of people should have the chance to see . . . → Read More: Day 13 – UH foraging challenge

Day 12 – UH foraging challenge

Photo credit: Peter Warnock

Walking home from swimming on this day 12, I found a pavement garden containing some rather well cared for stinging nettles. No picking from that spot but I did weed some out from the beautiful Tuin van Darwin this morning whilst being shown around the gardens. Those beauties are heading for a nettle omelet . . . → Read More: Day 12 – UH foraging challenge

Day 11 – UH foraging challenge

Ground elder

A pleasant walk into work this morning, yeidled a few nice edible finds in Oud Zuid. Here are my two favourites:

Wormwood

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthum) gracing a lamppost near Apollo house. A classy spot for a classy herb and a nationally endangered one at that!  I had to supress the urge to pull this . . . → Read More: Day 11 – UH foraging challenge

Day 10 – UH foraging challenge

Photo credit: Carlijn Potsma

Today,  lots of beautiful photos and experiences from the 30 day challengers:

Elodie has been experimenting with Japanese knotweed and realises how stringy those stems can be. Best to push them through a metal sieve if this happens and make the best of it by using some sour pulp. Next time is best to use . . . → Read More: Day 10 – UH foraging challenge

Day 9 – UH foraging challenge

Parsley, Chamomile and mystery speckled plant.

My latest find is a succulent crop of  English Chamomile leaves and parsley.

Parsley and mystery speckled plant.

Growing amongst it is a speckled plant which I don’t know. Any idea what it is? The leaves are rubbery and almost orchid like.  A few of these have popped up in my rooftop planters amongst . . . → Read More: Day 9 – UH foraging challenge

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