When Linda got the call from a neighbor with a back 40 that has a nice patch of fiddleheads every spring, she rushed right up. Unfortunately, the fiddleheads were almost gone by. She got one nice picking and that was it.
To overcome our disappointment, I pulled out Tom Seymour’s newly revised Wild Plants of Maine guide, published this year by Just Write Books, and we checked out our own back 40.
Wow. We’ve got lots of edibles out there!
Tom’s first guide, published in 2010, has been updated with lots of new plants and mushrooms. Not all the plants in the book can be eaten, but those have been our focus so far since we got the book a few weeks ago.