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Edible Wild Plants

Ediple wild plants, fresh and savory wild food from nature

Rampion (Campanula rapunculus)

2.55 €

The leaf rosettes and white tuberous routes of this bellflower can be used as a salad or vegetable. It was widely cultivated in the 17th century in central Europe.
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These are very tiny seeds which should be mixed with finest sand for an even sowing. Do not cover, only press them in gently. ...

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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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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

Red valerian (Centranthus ruber)

2.15 €

Red valerian, a Mediterranean relative of valeriana officinalsi, is widely grown for its spurred flowers. Its leaves can be prepared and enjoyed like lambs lettuce.
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Red valerian, a Mediterranean relative of valeriana officinalsi, is widely grown for its spurred flowers. Its leaves can be p...

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Wild Carrot (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

1.90 €

The roots of this wild species are very thin and soon become woody, yet when young they are tender and heavy with aroma, which makes a good basis for a bouillon.
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Seed should be sown directly outside in summer. Do not transplant the seedlings. Carrots prefer well drained soils....

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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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Wild Rocket (Eruca silvatica)

1.95 €

The nutty aroma of this wild rocket beats its cultivated counterpart by far. Fresh leaves can be continuously harvested for various salads and yoghurt dips. In India the seed oil is commonly used instead of rapeseed oil.
1500 Seeds

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Hardy perennial or biennial. Sow seeds directly outdoors in late autum...

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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

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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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Wild Cabbage (Brassica oleracea ssp. oleracea)

2.55 €

Wild Cabbage is native to coastal western and southern Europe. Brassica oleracea ssp. oleracea is a biennial plant, forming large fleshy leaves. The plant can usually be harvested all year round.
100 Seeds

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An easily grown plant, it succeeds in full sun in any reasonable soil. Sow early spring indoors....

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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.