Sunday, 23 October 2016

Edible Plants for Preppers: Quick plant guides (Chpt 3)


 Plants for Preppers by Amanda Rofe. £2.50 Amazon Kindle.

In light of the uncertainty facing the world these days, we have decided to publish a series of chapters from Edible Plants for Preppers. Available from Amazon Kindle for £2.50, it provides a lot of useful information for UK preppers on a vegan or plant-based diet. Please note, while it encourages food to be eaten uncooked, and in its natural state, it is not a raw food book.


Links to other chapters

   
CHAPTER 3: Quick plant guides



Here we have a list of some plants and their uses. There are many more to choose from. Recipes and instructions can be found in chapter 18.



Plants for milk and cream



Almond

Flax

Hazelnut

Hemp

Oats

Soya beans (soy: USA)



Plants for black tea



Tea shrub

Blackberry

Raspberry

Strawberry



Plants for herbal tea



Chamomile

Chickweed

Elderflower

Fennel

Mint

Nettle



Plants for 'coffee'



Carrot

Chicory

Dandelion

Jerusalem artichoke

Parsnip

Rye



Culinary and medicinal plants



Chamomile (German or Roman)

Common thyme

Garlic

Mint

Oregano

Parsley

Rosemary

Sage

Valerian

Yarrow



Plants for flavour & scent



Sweet dried fruit, ripe fresh fruit, stevia and the syrup of Jerusalem artichoke, sugar beet or tree sap e.g. pine, silver birch, sycamore, walnut

Salt/savoury celery, green purslane, lovage, salt bush, sea salt (home-made), seaweed and plants grown on the sea shore or by estuaries e.g. marsh samphire and rock samphire

Pepper alexanders, nasturtium, rocket, shepherd's purse

Chilli/hot/mustard chilli pepper, garlic mustard, horseradish, nasturtium

Garlic garlic, garlic mustard, ramsons

Bitter cat's ear, dandelion, hawkweed, plantain

Sour gooseberry, grape, plum, green tomatoes, ground cherry, iron cross plant

Aroma common thyme, lavender, mint, pine, rose, rosemary, sage, violets



Wild plants



Chickweed

Clover

Common sorrel

Daisy

Dandelion

Fat hen

Grass (most species including lawn)

Hawthorn

Nettle

Primrose

Sow thistle



Ornamental shrubs



These shrubs produce edible fruit. They are often sold in garden centres in the UK and can be found in many cultivated gardens in the British Isles.



Amelanchier (all species)

Creeping dogwood

Elaeagnus (some, probably all, species)

Fuchsia (all species)

Mahonia (some, probably all, species)

Pyracantha coccinea (the fruit not the seed)

Rosa (all species)

Sea Buckthorn



Annual vegetables



Annual vegetables have to be sown every year from seed.



Butternut squash

Celery

Courgette

Cress

Cucumber

Lettuce

Marrow

Pumpkin

Radish

Spring onions

Sweetcorn

Sweet pepper

Tomato



Perennial vegetables



Perennial vegetables do not need to be sown every year and will live for 2 years or more. Many will last indefinitely.



Asparagus

Chicory

Comfrey

Common sorrel

Jerusalem artichoke

Nettle

Nine star perennial broccoli

Perennial kale

Sea kale

Tree collards

Wild cabbage



Vegetables for the winter



These plants are very hardy and can be left growing until required even if the ground is frozen or covered in snow.



Brussels sprouts

Collards

Kale

Leek

Parsnip

Sea kale

Spinach

Swede

Turnip

Wild cabbage

Winter cabbage



Root vegetables



Beetroot

Carrot

Celeriac

Jerusalem artichoke

Parsnip

Potato

Radish

Salsify

Scorzonera

Skirret

Swede

Sweet potato

Turnip



Green leafy vegetables



Cabbage

Collards

Corn salad

Cress

Green purslane

Kale

Leaf beet

Lettuce

Mustard

Oriental vegetables

Sea vegetables

Spinach



Nuts and seeds



Almond

Beech

Flax

Hazel

Hemp

Pumpkin

Sweet chestnut

Walnut



Grain (cereals)



Barley

Oat

Quinoa

Rye

Wheat



Cultivated fruit



Apple

Blackberry

Cherry

Currant (black, red, white)

Dessert grape

Gojiberry

Gooseberry

Pear

Plum

Raspberry

Strawberry



Wild fruit



Blackberry

Bilberry

Crab apple

Dewberry

Rosehip (dog rose)

Elderberry

Haw (hawthorn)

Rowanberry (mountain ash)

Sea buckthorn

Service tree

Wild raspberry

Wild strawberry



Edible evergreen shrubs



Bamboo

Bilberry

Common thyme

Elaeagnus species

Holm oak

Olive

Rosemary

Sage

Salt bush

Strawberry tree

Yucca



Plants that can't be grown in the British Isles



Here are a list of some popular foods that cannot be grown in the British Isles or are difficult to grow taking up too much time and energy. They can, however, be purchased, properly prepared and placed in storage ahead of a crisis.



Bananas

Brazil nuts

Cacao (cocoa)

Carob

Cashew nuts

Chia seed (the leaf can easily be grown)

Coconut

Coffee

Durian

Grapefruit

Lemon

Lime

Lychee

Macadamia

Mango

Orange

Paw paw

Peanut

Pineapple

Pistachio

Rice