AH So monocots are my new favorite family of plants, they are flowering plants whose seedlings only have one cotyledon, and whose flowers are trimerous, they have either 3,6, or 9 petals. Also they all have leaves with parallel veins, and thier stems do not form branches and most growth goes to the top
most importantly, they consist of plants that are extremely important to human diets! so All wheat and grasses, teff, oats, asparagus, yam, agave, onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, chives, lemongrass, bamboo, sugarcane, yucca, corn, coconut, dates, all palms, all bananas, papyrus, rice, barley, all orchids, lillies, tulips, cardamom, vanilla, leeks, butcher's broom, smilax, pineapple, millet, pacaya, acai, peach palms, many more!
a revelation ive had though, is that most monocots dont require nutrient rich soil to grow and thrive! this means that we can grow large amounts of them in depleted soil like that found in most of America and urban/suburban areas! This does two things
1) feeds the communities with some of the most nutrient rich foods that need to be re-introduced and revolutionized in how they're grown/ eaten
2)by utilizing the stalks, stems, straw, and etc from the harvest's we can lower our dependence on cutting down trees+ create jobs and american independence with paper/ carpentry etc. AND all unused biomass can be used very efficiently as cover compost in permaculure applications to rejuvinate the depleted soil!
What do you guys think about this? any favorite monocots? I personally eat alot of sprouted spelt, coconut, dates, bananas, yam