posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 10:29 PM
reply to post by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Thanks! The perennials are a great idea, and so very low maintenance once they have been established.
Asparagus is one of my favorites. I have been trying to dig out my garden gate so I can get into the beds and shovel some snow off and start this
Rhubarb is another excellent perennial edible, as well as any kind of berry. They go great with the fruit trees.
I also rely on several herbs to make their appearance for me every year. Mint, chamomile, thyme and St. John's Wort are a few great choices, at least
for cooler climates. I have always thought of established mint as a weed, it just goes crazy, but I have been told that it doesn't grow like that
It took me several years to stock the yard with the enough to return with full beds every year too. I had a lot of help from friends, every time they
made the drive to come visit one couple we know would bring a trunk load of plants or bulbs or cuttings, etc. with them. It is nice to be able to
focus on the veggie beds come spring and have everything else just come to life around me. I can't wait for summer, it actually snowed here again
I do have several flats of starts going though, it's actually time to plant the next round this week. Yes, variety is key. The wider variety you have
the more varied nutrition you receive.
The ability to feed ourselves is power over our own lives regardless of the current world climate, though we have been watching closely here too. My
theory has long been that an easy way to control people is through a hungry stomach, their children's or their own. The ability to at least supplement
our diet with what we produce helps me sleep easier at night.
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