WILD BEANS / GRAINS / NUTS / ROOTS / SEEDS / SHOOTS / STALKS HARVEST CALENDAR for U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region


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This calendar gives a generalized harvest calendar; there may be many exceptions to it. Some plants need careful preparation, others can be eaten raw.
 

 

SPRING – MARCH/ APRIL / MAY

 

SUMMER – JUNE / JULY / AUGUST

 

FALL – SEPTEMBER / OCT / NOVEMBER

 


FALL cont'd


ROOTS: APRIL (many also in late fall)

arrowhead, wapato

black birch

burdock

carrot, wild, Queen Ann's Lace

cattail

chameleon

chicory

cresses (peppercress, shepard's purse)

dandelion

daylily

evening primrose

garlic, wild

garlic mustard

ginger

groundnut

Jerusalem artichoke (after 2nd frost )

lesser celandine

lovage, wild celery

mallows (marsh, common, hollyhock)

onion, wild

parsnip, wild

ramps

reed grass

salsify

sassafras

skunk cabbage

smilax, carrion

Solomon’s seal

thistles

toothwort


SHOOTS: (APRIL/MAY)

asparagus, wild

bamboo

cattail

daylily

devil's walking stick

dock (patience dock is best, also in fall)

fiddlehead fern

American groundnut/ wild bean / hopniss

hosta

japanese knotweed, caution

milkweed

pokeweed, caution

reed grass

smilax, carrion

smilax, greenbrier

sorrel, wild

sweet potato pomoea batatus

 

 

 

 

 
BEANS / PODS: early summer

American groundnut / hopniss / wild bean

locust, honey - pod

lupini beans

milkweed pod

ginkgo  - bean inside of stinky fruit

hyacinth bean-pod


STALKS:

burdock (2nd year, leaf stalk also)

cattail

docks

mallow

reed grass

salsify

thistle, bull

wild celery

 

 

SEEDS:

cress

docks

garlic mustard

 

 


GRAINS: (& seeds used like grains)

amaranth

cattails

foxtail grass

lamb's quarters

rice

reed grass


NUTS: SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER

acorns

black walnut

butternut

hazelnut

hickory

beech

 

ROOTS: (many also in early spring, April)

arrowhead, wapato

black birch

burdock

carrot, wild, Queen Ann's Lace

cattail

chameleon

chicory

cresses (peppercress, shepard's purse)

dandelion

daylily

evening primrose

garlic, wild

garlic mustard

ginger

groundnut

Jerusalem artichoke (after 2nd frost )

lesser celandine

lovage, wild celery

mallows (marsh, common, hollyhock)

onion, wild

parsnip, wild

ramps

reed grass

salsify

sassafras

skunk cabbage

smilax, carrion

Solomon’s seal

thistles

toothwort



 


SEEDS:

elm tree, Chinese

elm tree, Siberian

jewel weed

locust tree, honey

mallow, Indian

maple tree

sunflower, wild

thistle, milk