Foraging on Land

Obvious first choice as they are found everywhere from mid-summer onwards.Used for making:- Great …wine….jam….deserts…and can be added to many other dishes. These are plentiful and can be harvested over a long period, so collect as many as you can and turn them into a storable product like wine or jam.Hazel Nuts:
Available in autumn and best eaten when fresh. Do not take them all and push a few into the ground before leaving because a lot of wild life depend on these through the winter months. Some years you will find that the nuts are very badly formed or none existant. Planting more of these will ensure larger crops in the coming years but also the wood is a very valuable product for fencing, basket making, walking sticks and firewood.Nettles. All you need for another crop is to cultivate the soil with a best tiller machine that you can have here at for plenty of crops for the next season because we all know that berries can be used for many things from salads to beer and tea. But make one of the best fertilisers you can get. Put them in an old barrel of water for liquid feed or harvest them before they seed and put as many as possible in your manure or compost heap. Making a liquid feed will provide you with a feed for crops which do not require manure like tomatoes etc.Rushes:
Such a nuisance these plants are, but not so if you use them in a way they were once used for. Using tiller for your garden is perfect because you don’t have to exert more effort and time in making the soil to be planted by any plants you want. It make great bedding for animals when dried. They can be used to cover and store vegetables especially spuds, just as good as straw when dried so saving a fortune for you in areas where straw isn’t available as a crop and has to be purchased.Elder flower & Elderberries:
Both are used for all the same things as blackberries with wine from the flower and berry being extremely nice. If you take the flower from the plant then you will obviously have a reduced berry cropRowen Berries: You can have the best of it when you use effective machines to cultivate the land on preparing these plants to be planted.
Used to make jelly, jam and used in wine. These are not poisonous and have a bit of a stigma attached to them from folk law regarding witchcraft. Wood Pallets:

NOTE: Some pallets at the present may contain wood treatments which could be toxic when burnt. Some treated pallets can be easily identified by the green/yellow colour ….DO NOT burn these pallets. Also do not add the pallet ash to your garden or vegetables just incase you have burnt one which could have the treatment applied as the residues could also be toxic. These wood treatments for pallets are supposed to be being phased out in the near future.Forestry Waste Wood:
When the forestry people have been into their forests and harvested their best wood, they leave what looks like a scene of destruction.
Left behind is thousands of sub standard and damaged felled trees and millions of cropped branches of all sizes.
If you apply to your local forestry office, they may if you are lucky grant you permission to take some of this wood if you apply well before the forest is due for re-planting which will take place soon after harvesting. This wood must be for use by yourself only, and when cut up and stored for 12 months to dry will make the best of fuel and a few days at this will collect you enough wood for the full years supply of fuel. If you have a wood chipper that is powerful enough, then you can also chip the branches, but make sure the forestry people have give you permission for this also.…