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austin wilkins
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I am very passionate about seed collecting, and the profundity of (in my opinion) the most valuable/powerful asset you can invest in (GENETICS). Please everyone adding, list general zones for your list and brief desc. So without further babbling crap here is a list of SOME of the plants with full spectrum uses:

FOLLOWING LIST IS PLANTS THAT I FEEL HAVE ATLEAST A SLIGHT CHANCE, OR WILL DEFINATLEY GROW IN ZONE 9b (northern Ca)

NOTE: this is far from complete, i dont have all the heat/ cold hardiness info, and all plants can be in multiple categories, i simply tried to put them in the most prominent aspect they provide in a timely manner. Allow this be inspiration for your own research and collection of these powerful tools!

- N fixers:
Sea buckthorn, edible/medicinal berry, thorny/natural fence, very cold/heat tolerant
Pea shrub, edible
Pigeon pea, edible
Vetch, vining
Clovers
Buckwheat, edible
Gingko biloba, ancient/legendary plant
Silk tree (mimosa)
Carob, edible, drought tolerant, frost prone
Lupine, often over winters, drought tolerant
black locust, versatile utilitarian wood, rot resistant
Chinese wisteria, ben. Bug attractor, can grow to 60 feet(vining)
Autumn Olive, edible
Cow pea, edible
Alfalfa

- Awesome perennial edibles:
Tree collards, year round greens
Sunchokes(Jerusalem artichokes), great storing, quick growth, raw edibility
Chinese yam, above AND below ground delicious tubers, cold hardy.
Rose hips, natural Fence(thorns), huge nutri., drought tolerant
Elderberries
Good king Henry, healthy greens
Sea kale, very cold hardy

- Dyn. Acc:
True comfrey, great medicinal, calcium miner, quick growth
Miners lettuce, meaty green(like spinach)
Dandelion, blood cleanser, bitter green
stinging nettle, great protein, medicinal, great fibers
Mullein, poor soil, drought tolerant

- Pioneer Plants(grow quick, need little nutr., produce lots of biomass... Etc.
Moringa, huge nutrition, fast growth, frost prone, drought/poor soil tolerant
Neem, great pest repellant, fast growth, frost prone, drought/poor soil tolerant

- Utility Plants:
Indian hemp, great fibers
Horsetail, stops mildew and blight
Bamboo, water piping, vents, building, edible young shoots...
Cattail, (Walmart of plant kingd.) edible shoots, medicinal, can make flour from seed heads...
Crafting gourds, birdhouses, bowls, dippers
Cannabis, great fiber, filters radiation, nutr. Seeds, medicinal
Cottonwood, containers natural rooting hormone, great for hugel

- Medicinal:
Ashitaba
Tulsi basil, powerful adaptogen, greenhouse perennial/annual
Valerian(root), vining, sedative (source of some commercial tranquilizers)
Black cohosh/snakeroot, snake antidote, great medicinal
Aloe Vera, skin irritations, filters water, and your body if take internally, drought/heat tolerant, frost prone

- Miscellaneous:
Citradora Eucalyptus(great pest repellant)
Society garlic, medicinal, gopher resistant, culinary
- Some Quality Standard Fruiting crops:
Chickasaw plum
Mulberry, cold hardy
Pawpaw(not papaya) cold/shade tolerant [US largest "east coast native" largest fruit
Goji berries, cold hardy,
 
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Wow! What a wonderful post!

Chinese yam, above AND below ground delicious tubers, cold hardy.

A yam that grows in cold areas?! I need to get me some! We've been looking for more starchy crops, and we have lots of shade and moistness here.

Tree collards, year round greens

I have never heard of tree collards--they sound awesome, and supposedly grow in my zone. How do they taste?

Cottonwood, containers natural rooting hormone, great for hugel

I had no idea that cottonwood had a natural rooting hormone! I had only read about people using willows. How do you extract the hormone from the cottonwoods?

Horsetail, stops mildew and blight
We have so much of this, and now I have a use for them! Do you make a "tea" from the plants to stop mildew and blight?


Thank you you again for this wonderful list!
 
austin wilkins
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Yeah make a tea out of the horsetail, Paul has a video on it.

I just joined today, so im new to permies but that list was only half done, i didn't know you can't edit after someone replies, LOOK BELOW FOR MORE!
 
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I am very passionate about seed collecting, and the profundity of (in my opinion) the most valuable/powerful asset you can invest in (GENETICS). Please everyone adding, list general zones for your list and brief desc. So without further babbling crap here is a list of SOME of the plants with full spectrum uses:

FOLLOWING LIST IS PLANTS THAT I FEEL HAVE ATLEAST A SLIGHT CHANCE, OR WILL DEFINATLEY GROW IN ZONE 9b (northern Ca)

NOTE: this is far from complete, i dont have all the heat/ cold hardiness and such info, and all plants can be in multiple categories, i simply tried to put them in the most prominent aspect they provide in a timely manner. Allow this to be inspiration for your own research and collection of these powerful tools!

- Nitrogen fixers (aka N Accumulators):
Sea buckthorn, natural fence, edible/medicinal berry, thorny/natural fence, very cold/heat tolerant
Pea shrub, edible
Pigeon pea, edible
Vetch, vining
Clover's(P Accum.)(red,white,crimson,sweet,arrow leaf...)
Buckwheat, edible
Gingko biloba, ancient/legendary plant
Silk tree (mimosa)
Carob/at. Johns bread, edible, drought tolerant, frost prone
Lupine(P Accumulator), often over winters, drought tolerant
black locust(K, Ca Accum.), versatile utilitarian wood, rot resistant
Chinese/American wisteria, very hardy, can grow to 60 feet(vining)
Autumn Olive, edible
Cow pea, edible
Alfalfa(Fe Accum.)
Bayberry, hardy, poor soils
Common gorse, fast growth, fertilizer

- Awesome perennial edibles:
Tree collards, year round greens
Sunchokes(Jerusalem artichokes), great storing, quick growth, raw edibility
Chinese wild yam, above AND below ground delicious tubers, cold hardy.
Rose hips, natural Fence(thorns), huge nutri., drought tolerant
Elderberries, hardy
Good king Henry, hardy healthy greens
Sea kale, very cold hardy
Rhubarb

- Dynamic Accumulators:
True comfrey, fertilizer, great medicinal, calcium miner, quick growth
Miners lettuce, meaty green(like spinach)
Dandelion, blood cleanser, bitter green
stinging nettle, great protein, medicinal, great fibers
Mullein, poor soil, drought tolerant
Lambs quarters
Flowering dogwood (K, P, Ca)
Apples (K)
Peppermint (K, Mg)
German chamomile (K, P, Ca)
Burdock, huge taproot

- Pioneer Plants(grows quick/biomass, and/or in poor soils, and/or with little - no care/drought/pruning tolerant... Etc.
Moringa, huge nutrition, fast growth, frost prone, drought/poor soil tolerant
Neem, great pest repellant, fast growth, frost prone, drought/poor soil tolerant
Raspberry, cold, and drought tolerant, blood cleanser(tea)
Blackberry, drought/poor soil tolerant
Asparagus
Plantain, medicinal
Mullein, medicinal
Hops, very hardy, to 30ft in a season

- Utility Plants:
Indian hemp, great fibers
Horsetail, stops mildew and blight
Bamboo, water piping, vents, building, edible young shoots...
Cattail, (Walmart of plant kingd.) edible shoots, medicinal, can make flour from seed heads...
Crafting gourds, birdhouses, bowls, dippers
Cannabis, great fiber, filters radiation, nutr. Seeds, medicinal
Cottonwood, containers natural rooting hormone, great for hugel

- Medicinal:
Ashitaba, nutritious herbaceous edible
Tulsi basil, powerful adaptogen, greenhouse perennial/annual
Valerian(root), vining, sedative (source of some commercial tranquilizers)
Black cohosh/snakeroot, snake antidote, great medicinal
Aloe Vera, skin irritations, filters water, and your body if take internally, drought/heat tolerant, frost prone
American wild yam, hardy
Lemon grass, culinary, annual/greenhouse perrenial
Arhat fruit

- Miscellaneous:
Citradora Eucalyptus(great pest repellant)
Society garlic, medicinal, gopher resistant, culinary
Tobacco, pests
Aronia berry
Bilberry
Bearberry

- Quality Fruiting crops:
Chickasaw plum
Mulberry, cold hardy
Pawpaw(not papaya) cold/shade tolerant [US largest "east coast native" largest fruit
Goji berries, cold hardy
 
austin wilkins
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Nicole the tree collards are simply perennial collards, and as with collards they are sweetest after a frost.
 
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