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  • What I foraged today!

    This is a thread for us to record what we have picked in the wild and how we will use it. Please add to it as a record of what is available freely at various times of the year.
    More information is at http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...oraging-6.html

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    Two pounds of wild plums from a cluster of small trees, probably suckers from the first tree. Near a railway line so perhaps grown from a plum stone thrown from a train window.
    These small plums are sweet enough to eat when ripe and I will turn the rest into Plum jam.
    The soil is basically sand, its on the edge of sand dunes, but this public land has apples, sloes, hazelnuts and hawthorn. Horseradish and wild mint too. One of my favourite foraging spots!
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    • #3
      Went to my "usual" foraging tree for wild yellow plums in Blaenavon last week - not one plum on there! Last year picked over 7 pounds and there was still loads left on the tree for others. So yesterday I tried another spot I go to near Rudry - managed to pick all of 16 yellow plums
      This year has been a bad one for plums/damsons. So there will be no Wild Plum and Ginger jam for me, sadly.
      Forbidden Fruits make many Jams.

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      • #4
        Horse Mushrooms - bigguns - at the stables, when I'm poo-picking.

        I don't eat 'em, but my Dad loves 'em!
        All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
        Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

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        • #5
          Pooh G4, think I'd be having those with my full English
          Blackberries and quite a number are out now
          Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better...Albert Einstein

          Blog - @Twotheridge: For The Record - Sowing and Growing with a Virgin Veg Grower: Spring Has Now Sprung...Boing! http://vvgsowingandgrowing2012.blogs....html?spref=tw

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          • #6
            only a handful of blackberries and a few pounds of wild plums for me so far ....

            we went out on another sloe hunt today .... just checking where they were again ....
            http://MeAndMyVeggies.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              The sloes/bullaces in my garden are starting to change colour to a dusty mauvey-purple, if that helps your search, Farmer.......

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              • #8
                thanks VC ... we took a stroll out yesterday to where we thought we'd spotted sloes .... i took a couple of pics ....



                the berries are about the size of peas .... are they sloes??
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                http://MeAndMyVeggies.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  They're sloes Watch out for the thorns!

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                  • #10
                    YES YES YES YES YES!!!
                    best to wait for the first frost? or shall i pick earlier before everyone else gets to them and bung them in the freezer for a week?!?!?!?!
                    http://MeAndMyVeggies.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      I'm no expert on sloes but I'd say now is too early. Were there lots of them on these bushes - or just a handful?

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                      • #12
                        I've had about 6lb of blackberries so far.........
                        I'd wait a while longer for the sloes , I shall pick and freeze before using ......might not get a frost till late Oct....
                        S*d the housework I have a lottie to dig
                        a batch of jam is always an act of creation ..Christine Ferber

                        You can't beat a bit of garden porn

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                        • #13
                          there are loads of sloe bushes, loads of sloes .... they are spread out like in the pics, no big clumps ....

                          i've only had 1/2lb of blackberries so far, but should get several pounds .... will be turned into wine and jam ....
                          http://MeAndMyVeggies.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            2 'n a bit kilos of blackberries, currently wining away in a bin. Despite a valiant effort, however, I couldn't get to the damson tree I can just see through the fence of my allotment- it's got a determined protective bramble fence.

                            Oh, and one solitary elderberry.
                            My spiffy new lottie blog

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                            • #15
                              mmmmmmmmmm zilch !

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