Broadleaf Plantain

Foraging broadleaf plantain

Found far and wide, often dismissed as a mere weed, broadleaf plantain actually harbours genuine medicinal prowess.

Ground elder

Foraging ground elder leaves

Once cherished as a food staple by the Romans, this edible green has become a real headache for modern gardeners due to its invasive tendencies. Yet, for the keen forager, it presents a golden opportunity amidst the greenery.

Wood avens

Wood avens leaves (Geum urbanum)

Lurking in gardens and wild spaces, Wood Avens quietly thrives, providing aromatic roots reminiscent of cloves to avid foragers.

Ribwort Plantain

Ribwort plantain leaves (Plantago lanceolata)

Widespread and prolific, ribwort plantain is a ubiquitous weed renowned for its medicinal benefits and a subtle, mushroom-like taste.

Hairy Bittercress

Foraging hairy bittercress leaves

An extremely common edible wild plant, Hairy Bittercress is really not hairy and it’s hardly bitter, but has an amazing peppery flavour.

Chickweed

Chickweed flower (Stellaria media)

One of the most common plants growing in temperate climates, Chickweed quickly spreads to cover bare soil when all other plants are still falling asleep in the coldest months.

Velvet Shank

Velvet shank (Flammulina velutipes)

A burst of colour to brighten up on bleak winter days, Velvet Shank is one of the few edible mushrooms available during the coldest months of the year.