I’m going to tell you about four different wild plants that you can eat.
Wild garlic grows in woods in the spring. The best time to collect it is between March and May. My favourite thing to do with it is put it in butter to make garlic bread.
We used garlic mustard to make soup. We fried some onion and potato in a big saucepan then we added lots of garlic mustard and some vegetable stock. Then we boiled it, then we whizzed it to turn it into soup. It tasted bitter.
Dandelions grow in fields and woods and you might get them in your garden. We put some dandelions in a salad.
Stinging nettles grow pretty much everywhere. We used them to make nettle soup. We fried onion, potato and carrot in a big saucepan. Then we added lots of nettle leaves and some stock. Then we boiled it, then we whizzed it to make soup. The soup was green.
It’s very, very, very, very important to forage carefully in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment. Only collect leaves, flowers, fruits or seeds, not whole plants. Only take them if there are lots and lots of them there and make sure you leave enough for animals like birds, bumble bees and butterflies and to make sure plenty more plants can grow.