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    Well after doing abit of research ive discovered that you can eat horsetail. I fear its not going to be very nice but im going to eat it as my theory is that as soon as it realises im making a crop of it, its going to disappear of my lottie. (wishful thinking i know)

    So i wandered what weeds other people eat and any recipe suggestions cause im thinking guys that this is the way forward, find a couple of weeds that taste ok and you can have plenty of free food and zero weedin.
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    well, you can eat dandelion leaves - the young ones at least anyway (obviously being cautious that they haven't been sprayed/treated with anything nasty)... in salads. I believe that they're diuretic though.

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    Nettles are good, chickweed, fat hen, hairy bittercress.......
    I don't think of them as weeds - its foraging for wild food.
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    I love fat hen and nettles. Nettle rissotto is great. I use dandelion leaves in salads, I keep meaning to use the roots to try and make coffee.

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    Apparently you can eat lesser celandine as long as it is cooked first. Check out the Eat Weeds website for more ideas.
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    Im going to have to give nettle rissotto a go that sound yum

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    Nettle quiche is yummy too. Nettles are also really good for you.
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    I'd agree that nettles are great - you can make a lovely pesto with them too as well as soup, in fact the young tips make a great spinach substitute.

    On the subject of more nasties that you might encounter you can even eat Japanese Knotweed - Eating and drinking Japanese Knotweed by Andy Hamilton | The urban guide to becoming self sufficient 'ish', not tried it though as thankfully I haven't got any of the horrible stuff

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