Befriending Japanese Knotweed
Japanese knotweed is commonly referred to as a Dreadible Edible. It is impossible to eradicate and it has plans to take over the world.
- Is there really a plant that fears no shovel, bulldozer or poison?
- Is it possible that this same plant costs billions of dollars a year in futile attempts to eradicate it?
- you can’t get a mortgage in Australia if this plant is on the land you wish to purchase
- What important and annoying part did this plant play in the 2012 Summer Olympics?
- Fortunately, this Warrior plant is also powerful medicine and an amazing food source.
TODAY’S VIDEO CAN INSPIRE YOU TO…
Find a Knotweed patch near you but hopefully NOT on your land
Join me to
- discover how to identify Japanese Knotweed
- discover a variety of ways to harvest and eat it
- discover Knotweeds healthful benefits
- learn my favorite ways to preserve the Knotweed shoot harvest for year round use
Share with me
What is your favorite way to celebrate Knotweed for your health and wellbeing? Do you have Knotweed on your land? or near you?
Check out the Five Wild Finds in April photos below and our weekly recipe.
Wild Blessings are abounding!
“Oh Lord how many and varied are Your works, in wisdom You have made them all. The whole earth is full of Your riches.” Psalms 104:24
Wild Blessings friend Laura Weant wrote this poem
celebrating Japanese Knotweed! Enjoy!
APRIL 11 – WILD FINDS
Here are Fabulous wild edibles that are out NOW to be gathered and enjoyed.
I challenge you to know all the ‘weeds’ that grow around you. After you are 100% sure of their identity begin adding them to your soups, salads and meal prep. Eat. Something. Wild. Every. Day!
Top left is Lambsquarter (Chenopodium album) and it is beyond delicious especially in the early Spring. Tastes SO much better than spinach IMHO, Hosta shoots (Hosta sp) called Urui has been eaten in Japan for centuries, they boil it, fry it in tempura and eat it raw. The leaves make great wraps as they unfurl but the tight shoots taste like asparagus. The large middle photo features a Wild Antipasta Salad with Ramps, Wild Garlic, Lambsquarter, Chickweed, Hosta shoots, Violet flowers, Dandelion blossoms and Mustard buds… Bottom Left is Wild Daisy (Bellis perennis) the early leaves are quite nice chopped fine in a salad. Bottom right is long leaf Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) one of the most important plants to know often referred to as the First Aid plant next to it is some tired Chickweed that is going to seed (it doesn’t like the warmer weather)!