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HillWilliam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 11:18 PM
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188. Now is the time to find wild cresses or "creecy greens"
Edited on Sun Feb-01-09 11:20 PM by HillWilliam
as well. They're wonderfully delicious, but you have to have a rather good eye to find them. I'm in the country and they're much more available here. Prepare them the way you would cooked spinach or mustard greens.

Dandelion flowers are the parts you use for making dandelion wine, btw. I've not done it myself, but I can come up with the recipe if anyone cares.

I make a huge garden and my partner and I have started a community of produce-sharing and bartering. The economy in our very-rural county went in the toilet several years back. Rural people know how to pull together, though. We hunt, grow a lot of our own food, share, and pull together.

I feel for the city folks, though. Y'all are the ones who will have it the roughest. If you have patios, back yards, or even sunny windows, it's amazing what you can grow inside. My partner and I keep a greenhouse going inside all winter and keep a small amount of produce and tropical plants going all the time. We have neem, chaya, sage and herbs, and other edibles in a small space. You CAN subsist if you're smart and efficient.

On Edit: ALSO: keep a packet of small paint brushes for pollenating plants that have heavy pollen and shaking alone won't do. You can get them from the Dollar Store, or even Pearls or Michaels.
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