Late August until Herbst is when I begin harvesting wild plants, or domestic ones that I’ve grown in my own garden.
This year it’s been devastating to my garden. Damned near everything died due to the severe drought, and especially the fucked up water cut-offs. We’ll have to see at the end of September (when I finish all the gathering) what made it, and what didn’t.
Until then, I turn my attention to the wild plants that are edible. Such as wild lettuce, wild onions, wild herbs, etc. I’ve slowly started with wild lettuce, and in my walks.. There is this pervasive plant every fucking where… But no one knows what the shit it is. “That thar’s a weed,’ said my neighbor.
So here’s a photo, it grows about 3 feet tall, it’s leaves are about 3/16 inches thick or thinner. It’s got a smooth stalk, but tiny hairs on the upper part of the leaves. It has a slight woody smell to it. The branches off the stalk/stem are whorled.
What the fuck is this?!?! I’ve spent 6 hours trying to Google search this, and.. Not a damned thing. UGH!!