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Polk weed
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bll va    Posted 09-07-2003 at 15:35:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

i have been eatig polk weed for better than 60 years now and i don't think im dead . you can get a lot of old wives tales (and mens too here ) many are yuppie / hippie types that think they can read about something and then think they are experts .a few years ago some came down here and gathered some (polk ? ) and cooked and eat it and some died . i like to get my polk when it is about the size of asparagras spears and cook it in a similar manner . no pouring the water favorite is soft fry bacon or cured side meat then add the polk and simer until tender. the kind of polk i am talking about is the kind that turns chickens arses purple in mid summer or the birds put purple do do on every thig .

Hunter n NOLa    Posted 09-08-2003 at 04:24:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
That comment about the purple berries brought back some old memories. We used to use them to write our names on our cotton sacks in the fall. Sort of like you's use a magic marker nowadays.

Larry 8N75381    Posted 09-07-2003 at 17:52:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Bill,

I HATE that dar!@#$%^&*n poke weed!!! Of course I am talking about the full grown plant, the ones that get eight feet or so tall! I am continually having it come up in my yard/barn lot, etc. just where I don't want it like every other week known to man. :-)

I understand that the new leaves, especially in the early spring, are delicious. But I also have been told that the tuberous root is toxic. Is that right?


PS I am in Rappahannck County, VA. where are you?

bill b va    Posted 09-07-2003 at 18:45:19       [Reply]  [No Email]

don't know about the roots.i just eat the tops . i am next door in warren co near the air port and stock sale .

Larry 8N75381    Posted 09-08-2003 at 16:02:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi neighbor!

I don't exactly know where the air port is. Just run into Front Royal from time to time to get hardware at Ramsey's or groceries at the Food Lion, and things like that. I've just been staying over the weekends since I bought a place in Flint HIll since '86. Got LOTS of work to do on the place so I don't wander too far. :-) Have to go back to the "beltway madness" to pay for this place. Otherwise would be out more of the time, of course, the place in Annandale needs attention too, and I'm not ready to move out of it, too much junk to go thru!


WVBILL    Posted 09-08-2003 at 04:22:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
they say the root of polk is poison and it looks alot like ginseng root..hereabouts some lowlifes use to try and sneak it in when selling their seng. people only eat the small tender leaves of very small shoots. mixed with milkweed it is very good...people use to can it here,,,,course some also canned possum here to.

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