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Originally posted by reluctantpawn
Hey cattail roots are right tasty and somewhat sweet, try it before you knock it!
Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
reply to post by reluctantpawn
I jokingly planted some summer squash to see if they would grow just half assing it.
The things are the best tasting virus you can ever imagine. They grow like ivy, it's pretty incredible.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
I think Cheech and chong could teach a few pointers on this topic. Just take some of the same strategies and apply them to food crops.
The big problem I see is that several posters (the OP?) are mentioning stuff you plant and then leave alone till harvest.
The problems are two-fold: first, animals eating your crop. Second, humans stealing it before you notice.
It made me think of planting some hay grazer or coastal grass. Non-farmers would not see it as anything worthy of notice. but it would draw wildlife, especially cattle and deer. Instead of harvesting it for haybales, I would harvest the animals (including rabbit) that came to feast on it.
sorghum is another. In the US, it is seen as an animal feed crop. But it is completely edible in its raw state. we used to just grap a handful of white sorghum berries from the bin of the harvester instead of stopping for lunch. I know people who eat it like breakfast cereal, topped with honey and covered in milk. It will also draw deer. It frequently grows volunteer (wild) in ditches adjacent to last year's fields.
In most places its illegal to "bait" wild game. But there's a fine line, and it is completely legal to plant fields so that sorghum, sunflower, and corn come together by a line of flowing water, and build a stand at the interseciton of the three fields.
Nut trees are another option in some areas. So are berry-filled bushes. I have seen hikers cussing "thornbushes" without even noting the ripe raspberries hanging everywhere. My favorite fishing area in NM is by a hillside of wild strawberry, which we've eaten when there were no trout biting.
what about the roofs of abandoned buildings? Or homes with high fences around the back yard?