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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 20: Ember Extenders, Natural Soaps, Safe Combinations Of Wild Edibles, Tapping For Sap, My Woodlore Instructor Knife & Waterproofs On A Budget

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 20: Ember Extenders, Natural Soaps, Safe Combinations Of Wild Edibles, Tapping For Sap, My Woodlore Instructor Knife & Waterproofs On A Budget

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about cramp balls as ember extenders, natural soaps, tapping trees for sap (other than birch), have I still got my Woodlore instructor knife, are combinations of wild edibles always safe and waterproof jackets on a budget…

Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea

Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea

Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea, is a very common plant of wayside verges and open woodlands. Until it flowers, however, it is easily missed. Greater Stitchwort is a relative of Common Chickweed, Stellaria media, and like Chickweed, Greater Stitchwort is an easily-collected source of edible wild greens…

Foraging For Early Spring Greens: Some To Eat, Some To Avoid…

Foraging For Early Spring Greens: Some To Eat, Some To Avoid…

Late winter and early spring is a lean time. As soon as shoots start to appear, however, there are some tender, young spring greens to gather. They grow quickly too – the early spring plants race to grow before the trees produce leaves and cut out much of the light to the forest floor. You must be careful though – early spring plants often have defence mechanisms by way of toxins…