In light of the uncertaintly 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
Soya beans (soy: USA)
Plants for black tea
Plants for herbal tea
Plants for 'coffee'
Culinary and medicinal plants
Chamomile (German or Roman)
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
Grass (most species including lawn)
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)
Elaeagnus (some, probably all, species)
Fuchsia (all species)
Mahonia (some, probably all, species)
Pyracantha coccinea (the fruit not the seed)
Rosa (all species)
Annual vegetables have to be sown every year from seed.
Perennial vegetables do not need to be sown every year and will live for 2 years or more. Many will last indefinitely.
Nine star perennial broccoli
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.
Green leafy vegetables
Nuts and seeds
Currant (black, red, white)
Rosehip (dog rose)
Rowanberry (mountain ash)
Edible evergreen shrubs
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.
Chia seed (the leaf can easily be grown)