Kentucky's natural terrain offers a variety of regions where wild edible plants thrive. Whether in the mountainous regions, along streams or in the bottomlands, you can find something edible growing in this vast wilderness. Kentucky's wild edibles consist of nuts, berries, greens and potherbs. In a survival situation you won't starve in the wilds of Kentucky, but you need to educate yourself on what is edible. Harvesting wild edibles in Kentucky is not that hard, and you will only need a few supplies to do so.
Tips & Warnings
Always harvest greens and flowers from healthy-looking plants.
If you are unsure of the identity of a plant, do not eat it.
Don't uproot the entire plant if you don't intend to use the whole thing. Trim off only the tender leaves or the fruits and allow the plant to continue growing.
Don't leave your edible plants enclosed in plastic or nylon bags, in direct sunlight or enclosed in a hot area such as the trunk of your car. Paper or mesh bags will allow air to circulate and keep the plants fresh longer.
Article Written By Joyce Starr
Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.