Living off Nature ! what to gather when ?
LIVING OFF NATURE - WHEN AND WHAT TO GATHER ON YOUR COUNTRY WALKS
DANDELION LEAVES:MID-MARCH to MID-APRIL (avoid cultivated fields)
AIL DES OURS: MID-MARCH to MID-APRIL (smell first- onion smell- do not confuse with lily-of-the-valley)
NETTLES: FROM MARCH to APRIL (only pick young, top leaves)
WILD STRAWBERRIES: FROM BEGINNING JUNE (avoid going too close to paths and wash berries before eating)
RASPBERRIES: END OF JUNE-JULY
MUSHROOMS: DURING THE SUMMER- AUTUMN - if in doubt about the identification of the mushroom, leave it, or have it identified at the pharmacy or there is a special restaurant in Marly that does it:
WILD SPINACH: JUNE-SEPTEMBER
LINDEN TREE LEAVES/FLOWERS: END OF JUNE - before flowers turn brown. Dry in a paperbag and use for herbal tea.