Mark F wrote:Beware of eating bracken. I believe unprocessed bracken croziers (the curled young fronds) contains a toxin that needs to be soaked/processed out of it before eating.
Moondog55 wrote:It isn't urgent but I like to plant locally rare and/or endangered species when I can but I need to keep the height lower than 450mm so some stuff like Emu bush and Kangaroo Apple aren't suitable
walk2wineries wrote:http://gracelinks.org/blog/2296 Interesting idea; pretty sure Bracken isn't endangered!
The bad news? There is pretty compelling evidence that some types of fiddleheads cause cancer, most notably bracken ferns
Moondog55 wrote:I've now got Small Berry Saltbush established, very happy about that. The Yam daisy came up but all died it was so dry and then we got flooded
What I really need to do is burn off the nature strip but council take a dim view of that
walk2wineries wrote:BTW I am ALMOST sure that there are lots of Pine mushrooms near me, going for $28 for 1/2 kg in the central markets & looking much more tired. Where can I get these identified? There are aminita species in the same forest unfortunately..... The red and white ones are obvious, but...
Maaxxx wrote:From past experience, I can vouch for the effectiveness of bracken for the relief from the pain of stings. Over the years, I've used it on nettle stings and insect bites and stings which, I'm fairly sure, would have included jack jumpers, as I've lost count of the number of times I've copped it from those little buggers.
I use the milky fluid from the underground bits (roots, rhizomes, whatever)). Just pull up it up and, as long as it's not too dry, twist and tease out the white fluid and apply it onto the area needing attention. In no time at all, pain dissipates. It's not permanent but does last for quite a while and I really believe prompt application can also lessen the longer term effects of the bite.
drakkar wrote:This is something that interests me quite a bit, but is also quite hard to find solid info on. There is a few books on the topic but nothing beats hands on experience.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to go on a guided walk/tour (somewhere in victoria preferably) where you learn to identify the different edible plants and learn how to prepare them.
I'm either putting the wrong terms into google, or it seems something like this doesnt exist?
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