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Plentiful in the ditches around here once you know where to look.
Picked a bunch yesterday. Nice bounty! Should have been picking
it a little sooner. Not too late though and hope to get more over
the next week or two.
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Plentiful in the ditches around here once you know where to look.
Picked a bunch yesterday. Nice bounty! Should have been picking
it a little sooner. Not too late though and hope to get more over
the next week or two.
Where's the pic? We have lots of things growing around the ditches, but I'd be afraid of the pesticide/herbicides the biplanes deliver. They're incredible to look at, swooping in the setting sun over the fields.
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I'm not a big fan of asparagus but I do eat some raw. But I learned years ago where to find it in the wild, the old fence rows as you mention. Apparently the seeds pass right through birds and deposited where they land most frequently. And most fence rows do not get mowed so they survive for many years.

The time to search for them is now as they are going to seed and the resulting tall plants stick out along the old roads. Best to flag them somehow so you can find them next year when they are tender little sprouts.

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Where's the pic? We have lots of things growing around the ditches, but I'd be afraid of the pesticide/herbicides the biplanes deliver. They're incredible to look at, swooping in the setting sun over the fields.

None of that kind of spraying here so no worries. Pics are good idea, I'll
take some soon.
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I'm not a big fan of asparagus but I do eat some raw. But I learned years ago where to find it in the wild, the old fence rows as you mention. Apparently the seeds pass right through birds and deposited where they land most frequently. And most fence rows do not get mowed so they survive for many years.

The time to search for them is now as they are going to seed and the resulting tall plants stick out along the old roads. Best to flag them somehow so you can find them next year when they are tender little sprouts.

Good tip CM
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You're right about the timing, it's easy to spot them in the fall when they're
tall and golden but difficult to find them when they're at their best and
surrounded by tall green grass. Drive by dozens in the fall without taking the
time to stop and make a sketch or something.....maybe I'll do better this fall.
In the mean time I know where two nice groups are.

So anyone eat any other wild plants? Used to eat "fiddleheads" from time to
time but they're really bitter.
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