I love foraging for "edible weeds" and harvesting the bounty that nature provides. It is the season for poke salad greens and I have made cooked poke salad (aka Polk Salad) many times before. This time I thought I would try something new and unusual so I have a polk salad recipe with a twist- Poke Salad Fried Rice. POKE SALAD RECIPE AKA Polk Salad Recipe (BUT BEWARE … [Read more...] about Wild Polk Salad Recipe (Poisonous Raw)
Daylily plants are hardy perennial plants that produce an abundance of showy flowers. Each flower lasts only a day but there are so many flowers on each plant that the prettiness can last for 30 to 45 days. Daylilies spread very easily so you will want to prepare a bed or a section of a bed that they can dominate. Because daylilies are vigorous growers they are perfect … [Read more...] about When To Transplant Daylilies And Did You Know Daylily Plants Are Edible?
Spring is here and dandelions are suddenly popping up and starting to bloom. Their bright yellow flowers turn into the iconic wish flowers that make children everywhere happy. I remember the first time someone told me I could make a wish on a dandelion before blowing the seeds to the wind. It was like a small gift of magic. Making a wish always holds so much promise and … [Read more...] about Dandelion Poem: The Springing Of The Dandelion
Right now is the time, for a short time, to gather dandelion greens while these wild edible yard weeds are tender and delicious. Once the dandelion leaves get too overgrown, they just don't taste as pleasing. This morning we gathered a bunch of dandelion greens. Most likely you will find these common edible yard weeds in your lawn, along your road, pasture, field or fence. If … [Read more...] about How To Cook Dandelion Greens- Wildly Edible Yard Weeds!
Considering a moss rock garden? You may be entering into the intriguing, highly creative, imaginative and even surreal “Garden of Bliss and Intellect.” Moss, Lichens, Ferns, Quillworts and Liverworts, Horsetail, are amongst some of the interesting plants which you can cultivate in this highly fascinating, educational and conversational garden! Here are lots of fun moss rock … [Read more...] about Make A Moss Rock Garden: A Primitive And Ancient Wonderland
Do you like fresh herbs, but hate how much they cost at the grocery store? Here is a great idea- take these matters into your own hands with a thrifty herb window gardening! The thing about this window garden idea is you alway have herbs on hand for gourmet additions to your meals. I got the idea to begin window gardening from my mom’s kind of fresh cooking! Mom is not … [Read more...] about Thrifty Herb Window Gardening: What, Why, and How
Are you happy when you can grow something that you don’t have to buy? Do you like nuts? Do you like a quick return on investments in your gardening and tree planting? Do you like versatile, tasty food with good nutrition? Do you like helping your animal friends, ecosystem? How about a cancer preventative food? Here is how to plant a hazelnut tree and why it is a very practical, … [Read more...] about Plant A Hazelnut Tree: Homestead, Health and Hazelnuts