Unusual Edible Plants

Unusual edible plants are used in permaculture gardens, food forest gardens and edible food forests.

Blue Vervain | Swamp Verbena | Wild Hyssop

Blue Vervain is a beautiful perennial flower that is beneficial to good insects and can also be made into a tea.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you enjoy our work and want to help support us, please...

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Propagating Rose of Sharon

This post is about Propagating Rose of Sharon.  Here we go over some basics of Rose of Sharon and how to propagate this edible plant. Plant Basics Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is also known as Althaea, Shrub Althea, and Hardy...

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Canna Winterization or Canna Bulb Storage for Winter

This article, Canna Winterization or Canna Bulb Storage for Winter, shows you how to harvest Canna roots or rhizomes and properly store them for the winter. Tropical Plant Canna is actually a tropical plant and subtropical perennial herb that comes back...

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Harvesting Garden Huckleberry

This post is about Harvesting Garden Huckleberry.  We will show you how to harvest the fruit, clean them, and freeze them for future processing.  Make sure you harvest only fully ripe fruit.About Garden Huckleberry Garden Huckleberry or wonderberry (Solanum melanocerasum)...

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Harvesting Maypop Passiflora Incarnata

This post is about Harvesting Maypop Passiflora Incarnata.  Here we show you when and how to harvest these fruits that are native to the eastern United States.  The Basics Maypop Passiflora incarnata is an attractive vine that flowers in the early...

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Collecting and Saving Paw Paw Seeds

This post is about Collecting and Saving Paw Paw Seeds.  We talk about the basics as far as what paw paw trees are and their needs, as well as how to collect, store, and plant the seeds.The Basics The paw...

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Propagating Korean Bush Cherry

This post is about Propagating Korean Bush Cherry.  We give you general plant information followed by detailed propagation instructions for softwood cuttings. Basic Information Korean Bush Cherry is a fine-textured bush cherry with fuzzy leaves that grows to 5-8 feet in...

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Harvesting Latefry Muscadine

Today we talk about Harvesting Latefry Muscadine.  The Latefry variety is a wonderful bronze variety of muscadine that tastes similar to a sweet grape.  We will discuss some basic muscadine information, how to harvest them, and how to prune...

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Propagating Sweet Scarlet Goumi

This post gives details on Propagating Sweet Scarlet Goumi.  We provide basic plant information followed by details on how to go about Propagating Sweet Scarlet Goumi.The Basics Sweet Scarlet Goumi, with a Latin name of Elaeagnus multiflora, is a Ukrainian...

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Harvesting Cornus Kousa Dogwood Fruit

This post is about Harvesting Cornus Kousa Dogwood Fruit.  We cover some basic information on the kousa dogwood followed by how to harvest the fruit. The BasicsThe Cornus Kousa (Benthamidia kousa) also known as Kousa Dogwood, Japanese Dogwood and Chinese...

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