Did you know that you probably have several edible plants in your backyard? I'm not talking about fruits and vegetables that you plant either - I mean wild plants.
Wild onions in my yard
As I've been planning my herb garden, I've been learning more and more about medicinal herbs and edible plants. Did you know that there's an herb called plantain that can be used to treat minor cuts, ezcema and can be used to soothe cold symptoms? It's found in pretty much everyone's yard and viewed as a weed. Or that borage can be used to treat gastrointestinal and respiratory issues. Who knew?
What about those purple flowers that are growing all over your yard this time of year? They're wild violets, which are edible and a great source of Vitamin C. And don't forget about dandelions!
While I might or might not ever eat these, I think it's great that there's so much we can eat in our yard or in a field if necessary.
Happy Earth Day!