It’s time to forage burdock stalks, the part that shoots up from the plant in their second year before they flower. I harvested them from among the debris of a demoed city lot. They tasted of artichoke and cooked up beautifully in a garden couscous.
Foraging for burdock root has been on my radar for a while. I’d heard that burdock is a tasty root vegetable, but had never tried it. I see cultivated burdock at my co-op, but at $6.29 a pound, foraging in a vacant lot is much more appealing.