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Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:

How to buy cannabis seeds at a dispensary

Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.

It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.

All of this information should be available to you when buying quality seeds.

Stinging nettle, as its name suggests, “stings” by piercing skin with its hollow, needlelike hairs. As it makes contact, those hairs transmit chemicals to skin, causing an uncomfortable sensation and sometimes a rash. In other words, it’s not the first plant you’d think to reach for if you were hungry.

Displaying either green or red leaves and small, green flowers in dense clusters at the top of the plant, wild amaranth has been cultivated since ancient times. The Romans and Aztecs reportedly regarded it as a staple food.

Dandelion leaves can be harvested at any point in the growing season, and while the youngest leaves are considered to be less bitter and more palatable raw, the bigger leaves make delightful salad additions. If raw dandelion leaves don’t appeal to you, they can also be steamed or added to a stir-fry or soup, which can make them taste less bitter. The sweet and crunchy flowers can be eaten raw or breaded and fried. Use them to make dandelion wine or syrup. The root of the dandelion can be dried and roasted and used as a coffee substitute or added to any recipe that calls for root vegetables.

14. Japanese Knotweed (Reynoutria japonica)

Small amounts of raw clover leaves can be chopped into salads or sautéed and added to dishes for a green accent. The flowers of both red and white clover can be eaten raw or cooked, or dried for clover tea.

Chickweed leaves, stems, and flowers can all be eaten either raw—added to sandwiches and salads or ground into a pesto—or cooked. The plant has a grassy, spinachlike taste.

The quintessential weed, dandelions are rich in vitamins A, C, and K. They also contain vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins. Every part of this flowery herb, from the roots to the bright-yellow blossoms, can be eaten raw or cooked.

Wild garlic is ubiquitous throughout Europe, but this favorite foraging find is also widespread among the damp woodlands of the eastern U.S. and Canada. It’s so abundant, in fact, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers it a “noxious weed,” or one that could be harmful to the environment or animals. It’s not, however, harmful to humans, who typically love stumbling upon a blanket of its signature long, pointed leaves and white flowers sprawled beneath the trees.

It’s a prolific edible weed that is on the menu at most times of the year – but particularly in summer and autumn – and can be used for not only its delicate and mildly bitter leaves, but it’s root and flowers too.

Anise Hyssop

A great way to flow with nature is to go out and forage what it has thrown up. And we’re not talking about foraging down your inner city lane way and collecting off you neighbours black fig tree, this is more an exploration of what naturally comes up, seemingly by chance. Seeing what is thriving locally, and through natural means, will give you great insight into what can work for you. It is also an opportunity to collect nature’s work.

Here’s a few things we often come across in our adventures;

A cousin of wild fennel – bronze fennel – has also been found to grow superbly at this time of the year. With its dark bronze fronds and golden yellow flowers it an even greater culinary delight and a plant that needs little nurturing.

The force of nature that control what can and cannot grow, is even stronger than the one that controls the colour of our partner’s hair. It’s what defines places and people, and explains why if you live in a tropical climate, you barely flinch at a roadside mango or avocado tree. Yet living someone temperate – Melbourne, for example – you couldn’t possible begin to imagine it.

This is a small, succulent-looking ‘weed’ that everyone would have pulled from the cracks down their driveway at one time or another. Just as often as it can be found popping up around your urban property, it is also common around parks and bushlands – these being preferable places to forage for it. Purslane is high in omega 3 oils.