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Edible Wild Plants

Ediple wild plants, fresh and savory wild food from nature

Buckhorn (Plantago coronopus)

2.25 €

In Tuscany this wild plant is regarded highly as an important ingredient of many a salad. It is quite small and sports feathered leaves, which are decorative as well as tasty. When wetted it becomes gelatinous and serves as an efficient laxative.
1500 Seeds

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Annual or hardy perennial growing to 0.3m. ...

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Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa ssp. sylvestris)

1.90 €

Best flavoured when frosted, wild parsnip is fairly woody and therefore not much of a vegetable treat. It does however serve good purpose as an ingredient for bouillon. Besides this, it is an interesting plant for cross breading.
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Sow the seeds directly outside in spring (or start your seed...

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Earth chestnut, Pignut (Conopodium majus)

3.55 €

Both tubers and leaves of this plant are edible. Once commonly cultivated in central Europe, it seems to have been almost forgotten today.
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Sow early spring indoors. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the first true leaf appears and plant them out after the last expected f...

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Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus)

1.95 €

There was a time when this plant was a common sight in every garden. As it starts to mature very early on in the year it was usually harvested when (and probably because) nothing else was ripe With its harsh, slightly biting aroma one could say it has an acquired taste. Heirloom variety (read more about Details

Earthnut pea (Lathyrus tuberosus)

3.35 €

Antique vegetable -probably one of the most delicious root vegetables, can be boiled or roasted. Flowers distilled for scent.
30 Seeds

Growing instructions
Pre-soak seeds overnight in warm water, then sow in spring outdoors. Container sowing is possible. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into i...

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Ramsons, Bear Garlic (Allium ursinum)

2.55 €

Wood garlic grows in the woods! Unfortunately its wide leaves have lately become quite a rare sight along the glens it liked to inhabit, making home-growing worth while. Both leaves and bulbs may be used in cooking.
100 Seeds

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This plant is a cold-germinator. The sowing must be kept cold for a period o...

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German garlic (Allium senescens)

2.35 €

Allium senescens is an old German vegetable. It is mostly cultivated for the small bulbs. They have a sweet taste with peppery scent and a hint of garlic. The leaves can be used just like chives.
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Sow early spring indoors. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the first true ...

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Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

1.95 €

Although it originates from North America, the evening primrose is not uncommonly found in the wild in Europe. Its starchy tubers have a spicy aroma and are considered very healthy.
1000 Seeds

Growing instructions
Sow early spring indoors. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the first true leaf appears an...

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Scurvy grass (Cochlearia officinalis)

2.15 €

Rich in vitamin c, this is a well sailed plant known not only to the Vikings, who swore by it for the prevention of scurvy. In the 1850s scurvy grass extract was a fashionable breakfast drink, much like orange juice today. Despite ground frost, this plant does not loose its crunch, or its tangy cress-like flavour.
700 Seeds

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Water cress (Nasturtium officinale)

1.90 €

16th century Germany knew and grew this plant well. Now it become a rarity, which is not only a shame for its succulent leaves, but also for the healing powers it professes to have.
2000 Seeds

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Magic Garden Seeds is specialized in ethnobotanical, rare and unusual plants. In our Ethnobotanicals section you find seeds from plants which have medicinal or ritual uses. Since the beginning of civilization, people have used plants as medicine. In the Heirloom Vegetable Seeds section you find Heritage Seeds that are handed from one generation to the next sometimes for hundred years.