Is My Lambs Quarter Too Old To Eat? How About My Amaranth? * Don’t Miss Out on Great Wild Food

By | September 13, 2018

Lambs quarter and Amaranth leaves make for great foraging and eating when they are young. But what about when they are older and have started to flower and set seed? This video shows how to identify Lambs quarter and Redroot Pig Weed (Amaranthus retroflexus) when they are older. I show how to assess a plant’s quality for eating. And how to choose which parts to keep and which to put in your garden compost pile. Then I cook a fat and delicious omelette, with fermented redbud flowers, too!


Here’s another Lambs Quarter video:

Lambs quarter, Chenopodium album, Family Chenopodiaceae (the goosefoot family)
Redroot Pig Weed, Amaranthus retroflexus, Family Amaranthaceae (the amaranth family)
Redbud, Cercis canadensis, Family Fabaceae (the bean family)


If you want to improve your foraging skills, here’s my playlist – Foraging: Real Food for Regular People –

If you want to eat what you forage, here are playlists about preparing your harvests:

Cooking Wild Greens –

Wild Salads –

Here are my playlists about specific wild plants:

Dandelions –

Wild Mustard Plants –

Elderberry –

Spruce Trees –

Pine Trees –

Redbud Trees –

Detailed ID of Wild Mushrooms –


If you like to garden, too, here are my gardening playlists:

Potatoes – An easy and productive garden crop –

Elephant Garlic: How to get the most out of growing Elephant Garlic –

Collards: How To Grow and Use ALL of Your Collard Plants –

Hops: How To Grow and Use ALL of Your Hop Plants –

In the Garden –

Here’s my YouTube channel:


Music: “Daily Beetle”, “Carpe Diem”, “Groundwork”, “Plain Loafer”, “Dewdrop Fantasy”, and “Bummin on Tremolo” – Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


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