There is so much growing in our yards that we can use each and every day during the spring, summer and fall. We just need to look around and do a little research.
I think we all need to learn to play with our food!!!!
Now is the time in much of the U.S. that folks can find mushrooms flourishing in the woods, there are fiddle heads and wild onions and garlic. There is much out there that can be eaten and much that is quite nutritious.
I like making jellies with different items. So many flowers and 'weeds' can be used. Dandelions, violets, clover, peonies, lilacs, honeysuckle, roses, lemon balm and mints can all be used to make jelly. I have used several of these and they are quite tasty and just fun!
These are so good for you. The greens are tasty in salads, soups, and homemade salves.
I will be doing posts on beneficial weeds. There are so many yard plants that add to our diets and health and well being. There truly is no reason to be hungry.
Please do not use weed killers.
NEVER eat plants that have been sprayed with chemicals and beware of animal "locations"! If you know what I mean.
My kitties always go to certain areas to potty - so I know much of the yard is SAFE!
Take care of nature and it will take care of you.
We all need to educate ourselves of the benefits of 'wild' plants and lovely flowers. The may someday be the secret stash of food that we all will need!
I advise everyone to get a book or two to have on hand about all the benefits. OR read and copy from posts and other internet sites. Make yourself a binder with all the oddball information that you can - you never know when it might be needed!
LOVE THE BEES AND WEEDS AND FLOWERS!