|Wild Edible Tips
Tom Brown Jr.
In the late fall and early winter, when most of
the vegetation has long since turned brown and gone to seed, I find many people
missing the wide assortment of greens that could be harvested. Look around the
bases of all that dead vegetation, even in the snow, and you will find new green
growth. Some of it will be blanched and other greens will be fresh, new, and
succulent. Some new growths last throughout the winter in little clusters we
call winter rosettes. You will find a marvelous new taste in many old favorites
for I find that fall growths taste remarkably different than the spring shoots.
It is also a great way to learn how to identify baby plant leaves, with the old
dead adult there for you to took at.