This is one of those days when I hope I don't get the "What's for dinner tonight, honey", phone calls from Husband on his way home from work. He has been known to stop at a convenience store for a hot dog when dinner sounds less than appetizing to him.You see, it's not that he's opposed to trying new things...it's just that...well, he JUST never knows what he's in for. Honestly, his life would be completely boring without me.
I've been planting the 'uncivilized' parts of our property with edible plants and weeds for the last couple of years, getting them to colonize. One of my favorites is the daylily. Now, WAIT!! Before you go cutting up your prized mail order daylilies - it's not just any daylily that you can serve for dinner.
The one you want on your dinner plate is Hemerocallis fulva. You know the one, the one that seems to grow wild on the side of roads. Some say there are other kinds of daylilies that are edible, but it seems to be a little controversial, and things like that are not comfortable for me. I'll stick with Hemerocallis fulva. Daylilies, that's what's for dinner.
|After 6 inches, they are generally too fibrous to eat.|