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What To Forage In March

by Fabian Jackson

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As the days continue to get longer and (hopefully) warmer, we see colour and life return to our hedgerows, meadows and woodlands, making them all ripe for some foraging this March. Keep reading to find out what’s on offer in the UK this month and tips to bear in mind when foraging.

Foraging can be a great activity to connect to nature on your doorstep and spend time in the fresh, spring air. 

Foraging in March

a forest of wild garlic

As frosts grow fewer and further between, March is an ideal time to take a walk around nature’s pantry. Expect to find: 

  • Common sorrel 
  • Gorse flowers
  • Nettles
  • Hawthorne
  • Japanese knotweed
  • Dandelions
  • Wild garlic
  • Chickweed

wild mushrooms

Things to remember when foraging 

  1. Many animals will be back after a long winter’s hibernation and many birds will be returning to the UK after a few months in the sun. It’s important to always leave enough for the local wildlife who rely upon these as their main source of food and only take what you need.
  2. It’s also important to not damage the areas your foraging from – remember that these trees, bushes and hedgerows and habitats and homes.
  3. Make sure you know what it is that you’re picking. Many plants look very similar, but not all of them are edible. Either take a guide with you on your foraging trip or do some research online first – always be certain you know what you’re eating!

By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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