The Grow System
I run into a lot of resistance to eating wild plants. They can be suspect - are they good to eat? I am fortunate in that some wild plants and mushrooms were on the menu in my childhood home so I grew up understanding and believing how tasty they were. They can be despised or laughed at - eating weeds does not seem like a…
Here is my new article for TGN, that i mentioned last night:
You only need to learn 13 wild weeds to be assured of food security anywhere. Katrina Blair and I met up off-grid in the mountains of Colorado to harvest wild edibles. Katrina tells how incredibly wealthy she is knowing she can go anywhere in the world and find nutritious healthy food in abundance. Check out how what we…
Since I live in Zone 5a, it’s probably too cold for me to grow Hackberries, but it sounds like a great option for those living in warmer climates. However, I did have some success growing Tiger Nuts (Chuga). Looking forward to seeing the produce in the soil when I dump out the bucket later this fall.…
So I started seeds last year that, unless my memory is worse than I thought, were labeled as aromatic aster. It bloomed with little white flowers and wasn't anything spectacular, but I'd gotten the seeds for free, and at least it was another pollinator. The bees adore it. This year the plants grew bigger than last year,…
Dear northern hemisphere gardeners: Who is still collecting and using edible flowers now in October? There are still so many beautiful flowers in most areas, yet after May/June it seems the interest in edible flowers disappears.
Today, I went back to tend the old cemetery.... where a farming community used to exist... now "Gone with the wind". Well, it was a long drive through back roads and I got REALLY hungry. So, there I was cleaning up around the old tombstones, when I noticed the 250 year old, or so oak tree had covered the ground in small…