Foraging in April: What to look out for and recipe ideas

Winter is finally over, and Spring has arrived with longer days, warmer sunshine and blossoming flowers. Read our expert guide on what to look out for when foraging in April.

5th June 2018
Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Wild garlic
Wild garlic/Credit: Getty Images

Also known as Bear leek, wild garlic is an edible plant that emerges in April and can be foraged right through summer. Use it when cooking to add great flavour to your favourite recipes.

Read our expert guide on wild garlic here.  

Cow parsley

Cow parsley
Cow parsley/Credit: Getty Images

Cow parsley is a member of the carrot family and is often confused Queen Anne’s Lace, although they aren’t the same thing. It’s an excellent herb to give your dishes a bit of a twist.

Read our expert guide on cow parsley here.

Garlic mustard

Garlic mustard
Garlic mustard/Credit: Getty Images

Garlic mustard flowers in April, it’s also known as Jack-by-the-hedge and hedge garlic. Use it in sauces, dressings and soups to add a taste of peppery garlic.

 

Main image: Wild Garlic/Credit: Getty Images

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