We have a ditch full of one such wild edible. More on that in a second. For a few of reasons, our yard is WILD during the spring. First, we let it go wild intentionally as all the spring flowers and 'weeds' are a great nectar and pollen source for our honey bees. It also makes for great tasting honey according to our repeat customers. The second reason is something we don't have much control over. The rain. We couldn't mow if we wanted to for all the standing water. Specially the ditch! For an added bonus, many of the weeds growing in our country yard are edible for us as well.
Today I want to talk about the ditch, rather what's growing in the ditch. During my fresh air, daily exercise walks over the past few weeks, I've been watching the wild onions grow. We have a PLENTIFUL crop of Egyptian Walking onions growing there. To be honest with you, it wasn't until I attended a local garden club meeting a few months back that I actually knew what they were called. I had also been curious in past years if this onion smelling plant was edible. Turns out it is. If you would like more information on this plant, Dan has made a wonderful video on harvesting and cooking this beauty.