Foraging, Food, and Natural Health
Dec 12th, 2009 by feralkevin
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Tags: permaculture bushcraft wild edible plants foraging
Posted in foraging, invasive species, local food, Plants, wild food
hey i liked this video and learned something new (the vitamin A thing). i’ve been thinking a lot about this plant lately because it’s been all over our farm. its prolific nature has kinda made it a necessity to remove in the area we are cultivating for vegetables, but i’ve noticed how well the taproot arenates the soil, how ladybugs like to eat the leaves (thus keeping a beneficial insect around), and also how it creates habitat for birds. it’s kinda necessary to remove it in the area we are cultivating, however what we’ve decided to do is just scythe down the area that we’re using so it doesn’t reseed, thus leaving the roots in the ground until we cultivate that area.
the green smoothie thing is a good idea. another thing i thought is that mallow might make a good sauerkraut; the fermentation might improve the texture of the leaves. i haven’t tried it yet, so i don’t know, though…
great video! we have tons of those guys in our backyard in fairfax:) some times my 3 year old eats them straight up! I heard they are good for detoxing lead from the body, do you know if thats true?
Thanks! I know that many green plants, such as mallow, are good for certain types and general detoxing, but to remove lead from the body in any substantial quantity, I think you’ll need something a lot more effective than mallow leaves. Like liquid activated zeolites, for instance.
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