Living off Nature ! what to gather when ?

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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

BLACKBERRIES: AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

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:

http://www.fr.ch/saav/fr/pub/securite_alimentaire/denrees_alimentaires/controle_des_champignons.htm

WALNUTS/CHESTNUTS: SEPTEMBER

WILD SPINACH: JUNE-SEPTEMBER

LINDEN TREE LEAVES/FLOWERS:  END OF JUNE - before flowers turn brown. Dry in a paperbag and use for herbal tea.

Living off Nature !  what to gather when ?