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Old 07-20-2013, 10:56 PM
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Lambsquarter is called pigweed in many areas of the country.

I'd avoid pokeweed unless you really know what you're doing. And never any portion that is purple, or reddish.

Purselane is another common garden weed thats very tasty. Its a succulent. There's another plan that looks similar but is more leafy and shouldn't be eaten.

Ferns have been eaten forever but have been shown to cause stomach cancer so I'd avoid them.

Wild grape leaves are edible.

Plantains, also, both the narrow and broad leaf types.

I'll see if I can find pictures.

I feed most of my garden weeds to my chickens.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:46 PM
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So what do they call pigweed.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:55 PM
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Pigweed.

I've seen a number of different things called Pigweed around the country.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:22 PM
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Brilliant.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:20 PM
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LQ and PW are to seperate weeds.

Here's PW:

Wow, that picture never showed up until today. You got it, Dude, that is pigweed, not lambsquarter. My grandpa always called them red roots.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:36 PM
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Default wild edibles

I forage and propagate wild vegetation here all the time. Lambsquarter is one of my favorite but my most favorite is poke salet. Plantain, chickweed & dock are great edibles as well. One I especially like (because it grows thru most of the winter) is wild mustard. Saute that in some hot bacon grease or throw it fresh on a sandwitch and you have some good eating. Then of course there are the wild garlic for a great spice...just have to wrap it in cheese cloth and remove after cooked because it is just too tough to chew.
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