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Related:  Gardening and Foraging Foraging Database, Edible & Medicinal Plants Self-Seeding Crops You’ll Never Need to Replant One of the characteristics of a truly sustainable garden is that it produces at least some of its own seed. This is most often done when gardeners select, harvest and store seeds until the proper time for planting the following year. But some self-seeding crops produce seeds so readily that as long as you give them time to flower and mature, and set seed, you will always have free plants growing in your garden. You can simply let the seeds fall where they are, or toss pieces of the seed heads into the corners of your garden, or whichever area you want them in — no harvesting, storing or replanting required. With most self-seeding vegetables, herbs and annual flowers, you’ll just need to learn to recognize the seedlings so you don’t hoe them down. Should seedlings require relocation, you can simply lift and move them — after all, they are sturdy field-grown seedlings. Spring Seeds for Fall Crops Managing Annual Self-Seeding Crops Volunteer Veggies Controlling Rampant Self-Seeders

Free Wild Plant Identification eCourse You are out in the forest and looking at the glorious plant life surrounding you. Whether you are a beginner and have never identified one plant, or a Botany professor at a university, you might appreciate this refreshingly simple approach to plant identification. I remember lovingly (and sometimes screamingly) that my college classes in Systematic Botany required me to become acquainted with that local Washington Flora that we plant dorks call “Hitchcock and Cronquist”. In addition, my observation skills as an ethnobotanist were refined , foraging for wild foods, fibers and medicine. What will I need? A combination of actual need for sustenance, curiosity and simple observation skills are almost all you need to start with plant identification. Wherever you are in this journey, the following activities and tips will add some elegant tools to your already blooming botanical basket. Meet a Plant Approach the plant of your choice and find a place to start.

Wildcrafting Ethics Check your local Heritage Program Database, call the Dept. of AG or a local Native plant society chapter to find its address. This will connect you this experts on particular plants and current lists. The endangered species act has many flaws, I personally believe there should be an endangered ecosystems act instead but it's all we've got and better than nothing. Some listed plants are truly rare, once numerous but destroyed by loss of of habitat through man or nature. Many listed plants are endemics, located in a specific area. Plants become listed due to political boundaries. There has to be a perceivable threat to the plant population in order for it to be listed. What about an introduced plant that has become a pest, or a native out control in a system out of balance. Some plants are not damaged easily. Rare, Threatened and Endangered Plants Endangered plants are species in danger of becoming extinct in the foreseeable future. The US. Do not pick these plants. Sensitive Plants

Identify That Plant: Master The Skill Of Plant Identification HOW TO PROPAGATE THE SAFFRON CROCUS Although found in the bulb section of most plant retailers come autumn, the saffron crocus actually grows from compressed underground stems known as corms. These specialised stems come complete with dormant buds, each one capable of growing into a genetically identical plant. Each year one new corm will grow on top of the old one, together with some smaller ones which will grow from the base of the plant. These smaller juvenile corms are known as cormels. Their resemblance to a typical bulb is so similar that the difference isn't particularly important until you come to vegetatively propagate from it. If you originally grew your crocus from pre-packed corms, you will be able to lift these after three years growth for propagation, breaking off these smaller outer corms away from the mother plant. The first technique is the simplest involving the removal of the main stem.

Wild Medicinal Plants Archives | Attention Wild Food Aficionados: Fall foraging forges forward, and by that alliteration I mean to say that foraging for wild food “has not yet ended” this fall, so don’t put away your scissors or your plastic knives or your bare hands just yet! Just yesterday I came across some fabulous fall dandelion greens in the Colorado high country despite its notoriously short growing season. They were growing amidst the deep, down-trodden grass at the base of willows lining an old mining road, and some were nearly as long as an arm! Up here, anywhere the miners and their mules once trod is a good place to look for dandelions. At the very least these early travelers toted the seeds along by accident. Continue reading Heads up, blog readers, especially those of you interested in wild edible plants–I have an exciting announcement to make! New Wild Food Girl site: What happens to the old content? In the meantime, thanks so much for reading and I hope to hear from you over at -Erica ).

Seasonal Planting & Wildcrafting Calendar Plant Soybeans as Green Manure The Willamette Valley is a temperate zone with short, mild winters matched with equally short summers. To avoid the “Green Tomato Summers”, the gardener has to be smart. My house is surrounded by by big, beautiful trees. I cover my starts if the weather seems impetuous. If the listing for the plant says “cover” and you just don’t feel like it, wait another few weeks until things warm up. Wildcrafting is added as a reminder for when to look for the feral herbs and edibles in the Willamette Valley. Be reasonable. I welcome your suggestions for veggie seeds to add to my list. Planting & Wildcrafting Calendar – Willamette Valley – Zone 6 This list is a work in progress. March April May June July Yarrow – Wildcraft flowers with care – native plantBlueberry/Bilberry – Wildcraft berriesWild Strawberry – Wildcraft fruit with care – native plantSt. August Yarrow – Wildcraft flowersMullien – Wildcraft flowers September October November December January February

Herbal Directory: Penn State Univ. Information on common herbs for cultivation and culinary purposes. Herbs are classified by their use - aromatic, cosmetic, culinary, decorative, dye, medicinal and ornamental. Important Disclaimer The information shared freely on these pages is meant for cultivation of the crops and for culinary use only. Other uses are simply noted, so that readers are aware that they exist. They should research these herbs on their own for risks, dosages, concerns, etc., particularly if these are intended for any medicinal treatments. Contact Michael Orzolek, Professor of Vegetable Crops The Herb directory was developed by Keppy Arnoldsen, Aimée Voisin and Jen Johnson under the guidance of Dr.

Native Wildflowers : Prairie Nursery Choosing plants that are well suited to the soil conditions at hand helps create an ecologically beneficial planting and healthy thriving plants. Use the Plant Finder to sort your search by soil type, moisture content, light conditions and more... White Doll's Eyes requires a rich soil with plenty of humus. Its bright white berries and lush foliage make this... Black Cohosh is a striking woodland native that creates a strong vertical statement in a shade or border garden. Bright red berries set against deep green foliage make Actaea rubra one of the showpieces of the woodland shade garden.... 49The crushed leaves of Lavender Hyssop, also known as Anise Hyssop, have a fragrance of mint and licorice. Nodding Pink Onion is long-lived, super hardy and looks great in short prairie gardens and meadows. Nodding Pink Onion (Allium cernuum) is long-lived, super hardy and looks great in short prairie gardens and meadows. (Page 1 of 15)1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | ... 15 | Next >>