Tyler Ludens wrote:I just assume people grow and eat "weeds" in their permaculture gardens
I bet there are lots of amazing "weeds" all over the world that can be grown in my area but are over looked the world over.
Benton Lewis wrote:Hi Matu! Does your kale, or any other traditional garden crop, reseed itself and run wild without your intervention?
I'd like to know if anyone is focusing on wild edible weeds in their permaculture systRaphanus Raphanus raphanistrumaphanistrumms. Those could probably fit the definition of permaculture even if they are annual plants because they reseed themselves without intervention. These weeds seem largely ignored. Just as I can't find seeds for many edible weeds already in america such as Cnidoscolus stimulosus and I know its a perennial with tasty roots, I bet there are lots of amazing "weeds" all over the world that can be grown in my area but are over looked the world over.
Seems these weeds would be naturally in line with many permaculture principles. They have lived generations in your area and have adapted to your climate and don't need to be watered.
Plant identification is a skill I have cultivated. I can identify nearly every plant that grows on my 4 acre farm in nearly every life stage. The grasses and sedges are tricky but I mostly have the hang of them too. Every year, it seems, a new plant arrives in my garden and I have to identify it and decide about it. I was so thrilled to meet common mallow! Les thrilled to meet tickweed
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Eat the weeds! My favorite! Just in case you haven't discovered Green Dean's FORUM on edible weeds.
Take a look at babyboomermike's posts. (not me) He has good descriptions on details that are difficult to tell from his detailed pictures.
Benton Lewis wrote:Always check with a local expert before you eat any wild plant.
possible garden takeover.