About a year and a half ago we moved into our new house, a 70’s contemporary on 1.25 acres. We have lots of trees, a large rocky hill and even a yard. This past year we realized that we also have wild edibles. Last summer we enjoyed the wild wine berries that were growing and picked several pints and this spring we just discovered the joys of garlic mustard. Garlic mustard is an invasive plant and it is ALL OVER our property. We recently picked some and made delicious garlic mustard pesto. My kids are not so convinced on the eating part but happily helped me harvest the garlic mustard.
With these two discoveries I am now energized to see what else we have growing on our property that we can take advantage of. In doing some research I found these wonderful “Wild Cards” which help to identify 52 of the most common edibles. I’m going to pick up a pack and go hunting!