Growing Tips for Year-Round Edible Plants

In many locations, the winter months mean a halt to growing your own vegetables, herbs, and leafy green foods. However, the same attributes that make growing many of these plants easy in the first place (small size, fast growing, edible foliage) also make them great for growing indoors. That means when winter strikes, you can… Read more »


Four Edible Plants For Home Growing

Since the onset of COVID-19, and our federal, state, and local government reactions designed to reduce the spread of the virus, many of us have shifted to working at home. Even essential employees who still go back and forth to work have been spending more time in their homes as restaurants and bars have been… Read more »


The Art of Edible Landscaping

Integrating edible plants into your home landscape is one of those practices that make sense on many levels. You are already maintaining a lawn and flower beds, adding fertilizer, removing weeds, watering, and expending your energy doing so. When you mix edible plants such as vegetables, herbs, greens, and fruit into your yard, you get… Read more »


The 15 Best Wild Edible Plants

Knowing what wild plants you can eat or use in other ways is a survivalist must. Finding edible plants can be a life-saving skill. However, one mistake when eating a wild plant can have severe, even deadly consequences. Eating wild plants is never an undertaking for a beginner. Always consult with a local expert and… Read more »


10 Edible Plants To Grow At Home

You don’t need a large yard, or even a yard at all, to grow nutritious, delicious edible plants at home. Many vegetables and green edible plants are easy to grow, take up very little space, and can be propagated over and over to give you wonderful food you pick yourself. The following is a list… Read more »


7 Wild Edible Backyard Plants

You may be surprised to learn that there are plants growing right now in your back yard that can be eaten. While it is critical to always carefully identify and verify any wild plant you intend to consume or use in any way, there are often plants growing among our landscaped ornamentals that have nutritional… Read more »


8 Edible Plants You Can Grow in Your Kitchen

It makes sense that the kitchen is the one place in your house where you make use of edible plants, but have you ever thought about growing food in your kitchen? Growing your own food is fun, rewarding, and healthful. Here are our suggestions for seven edible plants you can grow right in your own… Read more »


8 Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

When most of us think of a vegetable garden, we picture raised beds, willow trellises, and soil so rich and refined that you can till it with your bare hands. But not everyone has a country house and extra land to devote to a traditional garden. In fact many of us have no yard at… Read more »


Guide To Growing Edible Plants

Growing edible plants and vegetables is something that practically everyone can do. You don’t need a huge yard (or any yard for that matter). Old cobbled lanes in ancient Italian cities are home to potted tomatoes and growing baskets of basil. Window boxes in San Francisco sprout green onions and refreshing mint. While high balconies… Read more »


Edible Wild Plants for Foraging and Fun

You may be surprised to learn that many of the plants and shrubs that grow wild in your area are edible, or produce edible flowers, fruit, or nuts. Identifying wild edibles can be a fun pastime, or a survivalist necessity. Always use caution and be sure to fully identify any plant you intend to consume.… Read more »


15 Edible Survival Plants

Every edible fruit and vegetable we grow on farms or in our home gardens came from nature at one point and in some form. Hybridizing and cross breeding has created bigger peppers, sweeter oranges, and large crisp apples, but the wild plants are still there for the taking. As a hobby, identifying and using edible… Read more »


Best Landscape Edibles

When you maintain a yard or garden, you expend energy in the forms of time, effort, thought, fertilizer, water, and sometimes pest control. When you incorporate edible plants into your landscape, you recoup some of that energy in the form of food for your family and friends. Growing edible plants is a fun, rewarding hobby… Read more »


The Easiest Edibles

Growing your own food is something that many people consider, but few actually do. The logic is undeniable. Fruits and vegetables grow on plants, plants grow almost everywhere you look, so why can’t I just grow some plants that make food for myself, my family, and my friends? It is a simple enough question, but… Read more »


Edible Wild Plants for Survival

The ability to find, properly identify, and know how to consume wild edible plants is one of the most valuable survival skills there is. Eating any berry, fruit, or plant of any kind without knowing exactly what it is and what it does is extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. This guide… Read more »


Lime Sorbet

This refreshing, all-natural frozen dessert makes a refreshing, zesty finish to a meal on a hot summer’s day! Easy to prepare yet impressive. Ingredients: 1 c. water 1 c. sugar 1 c. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. lime zest Directions: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water, sugar and lime juice to a… Read more »


Satsuma Orange Cheesecake

Here’s a citrusy and unexpected twist on a classic fruit cheesecake! This luscious dessert has been lightened up by using fat-free or low-fat ingredients, but loses none of its rich, refreshing flavor. Ingredients: For the crust: 1 c. all-purpose flour ¼ tsp. baking powder ⅛ tsp. salt 3 Tbsp. sugar 3 Tbsp. butter, softened 1… Read more »