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Dec 11, 2014 2:25 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

Even when properly grown, most leaf lettuces are way to bitter for my liking. I suppose that I'm hyper-sensitive to that particular form of bitterness.

The green that I most commonly eat is raw lambsquarters weeds while weeding the garden. I eat more of that than spinach, lettuce, or beet greens. I also eat garlic and onion weeds. I forage for asparagus but herbicides are a concern. I eat small amounts of wild tree borne fruits like hawthorne, chokecherry, cotoneaster, wild plums, wild apples. I forage for medicinals like mint, mullein, yarrow, red-clover, catnip, ephedra, and nettle. You'll not catch me eating dandylion. Ha! It's got the same nasty bitter flavor as lettuce. Hmmm. Wonder if it's the latex? I hate touching milkweeds.

During the summer, I don't eat breakfast or lunch, I just browse on whatever happens to be available in the garden. Pea greens are one of my favorites. I eat 10 times more raw corn than cooked.

My favorite garden is a permaculture food forest. If I had my own land, all of my fields would be converted to food forests. So many grazing possibilities there.

Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: Lofthouse

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