Fiona and I want to create a hub, a debate, a crack about what wild edibles are out there. We’ll take it step by step just as nature does. We are not going to hurry the seasons. We think the debate will roll out gently throughout the year, according to what is growing.
We know there is a difference between the north and south in terms of growing conditions. We want to understand this more fully. This is where you come in? Please let us know on this blog the unusual (or not) dates you have spotted things growing, or any other anomalies in the wild edible plant world. Recently, the chef and wild food champion, Mark Hix, assured us that chanterelle grow year-round in the south of England. Has anyone else seen any activity in the mushroom department? And I don’t mean St George’s mushroom which should be out soon. Here in the north we have snow on the ground and so far, no chanterelle, Nor will we, I am guessing, until July.
When and where in the UK has the earliest wild garlic been spotted. Any recipe ideas that you want to share? Any tips or facts that may improve or even change lives? We need to know it all. This is why we want you to spread the word and use this site as in information highway, or should I say, by-way. We want to exchange information which will increase our knowledge and enjoyment of wild edibles.
One last thing. Why should you not eat rabbit during the wild garlic season?