Jerusalem Artichoke Harvesting and Replanting

Jerusalem artichokes are one of our best perennial producers. Wild “sunchokes” are also relatively abundant in the wild around here. They make a fantastic food source for emergencies or even in your regular diet. It’s early-October and our Jerusalem artichokes … Continue reading →

Purslane Foraging

Purslane is a common Midwestern plant that is generally considered to be a weed in the US. In Europe however, it’s intentionally grown and harvested for it’s taste and nutritional value.Purslane is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins A,B … Continue reading →

Foraging the Wild Carrot

The wild carrot is one of the most common edible wild plants. They can be found in meadows, vacant lots and anywhere else that remains unmowed over the summer months. The leaves and stems look identical to a regular carrot … Continue reading →

Mayapple Foraging and an 8 Mile Hike

We have been super-busy this spring…. between work, graduations and relatives popping into town…. we haven’t had the spare time to do anything other than get the garden put in. This year on Father’s day, one of the older dads … Continue reading →

Foraging Lambsquarters

Odds are if you live in an area that is anything other than desert you probably have Lambsquarters growing nearby. It grows commonly in freshly tilled soil and is one of the toughest plants to keep from growing wild in … Continue reading →

Pole Beans in a Barrel

For the past several seasons we have been growing our green beans in half-barrel containers. Our yields have been outstanding. We always plant the Kentucky Wonder variety since it seems to perform the best for us and the seeds can … Continue reading →

Historical Uses for the Common Mullein

The mullein has to be one of the most recognizable foraging plants. It’s found throughout the United States. The long stalks can reach seven feet in height and are easily spotted from a distance.The stalks will flower most of the … Continue reading →