Winter is coming and the foraging season is still plentiful if you know where to look. This weekend we looked to the farmer's market, the public bike path and our yard, here is some of what we accomplished.
Time to clean out and refill the pond. The bulbs float when you get them free of the mud. Along with the arrow head roots we pulled a lot of planty muck. the stuff is kinda nasty and I wanted to get some of it out so our pond doesn't turn into a marsh. The good news is that we can use it as fertilizer, I spread it over the garden by the pond
Step two, cleaning the bulbs. I know I don't want my frige or food smelling like pond mud. I snapped the long ends off then rubbed the extra plant matter off with a rough towel. It is faster than a brush and there is no chance of cutting into the root. Get all the ugly off then rince with cold water until you don't smell pond.
Looks better don't ya think? The bulbs need to stay moist so i put a little water in the plastic bag that I am using to store them in the frige.
Type at ya later...