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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

24th January 2016

It may seem as though the hard winter ground will not provide any nourishment for foragers but look hard enough and you'll find wild greens ready to spice up your soups and stews.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

24th January 2016

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

24th January 2016

WINTER CRESS Also known as yellow rocket, this perennial plant has dark green toothed leaves and can be found on pastureland and wasteland. Harvest the leaves in spring and add to salads for a spicy addition.
SWEET CICELY Look out for this lacy aromatic perennial from mid February onwards. The leaves have a sweet aniseed taste, as do the seeds, which are available from July onwards. Chop the leaves into yoghurt for an unusual dip.
WILD ASPARGUS A tall, fern-like perennial that grows on wasteland and disturbed soil. Catch this plant before the foliage grows fern-like. Look for fat spears in Feb and Mar, amongst the withered stems of last year’s growth.

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