What to do with a bazillion cattails?
Our new property has a pond and an overflow area that are brimming with cattails! I'm trying to brainstorm stuff to do with them (other than composting!).
I've never done any basketmaking or similar, but I seem to recall that cattails make good baskets, is that true? How difficult and/or time-consuming is basketmaking? Can you make baskets entirely of cattails or do you need other materials too?
I've also heard they are edible. Has anyone eaten them? Is it worth the effort to harvest and prepare them?