Want to grow and dry your own herbs? Have you tried it and wound up with a moldy mess? Don't worry - it's easy and takes less than 5 minutes to dry herbs in your own home, with tools you already own! Because we regularly harvest plant material from our native prairie, we have a … Continue reading How to dry catnip, oregano, basil, and other leafy herbs
Grocery stores only stock a small glimpse of the variety of food on this planet. What are you missing? Nothing beats homegrown, local produce. Strawberries are meant to be eaten straight from the field; still warm from the sun. The best pineapple is found in Hawaii, the best avocados in Mexico, the best oranges.... You … Continue reading The Best Wild Edibles & Rare Fruits for Cold Climates
We can grow cactus in the cold regions of America! And they are even native! Prickly pear cactus is a fun plant, rare and edible. Prickly Pear cactus is a rare plant! It is native to the United states and can grow as far north as Minnesota. It thrives on dry sandy conditions, though we … Continue reading How to Grow Cold Hardy Prickly Pear Cactus – Edible, Rare, & Unique
Ohio spiderwort is an edible prairie plant, important to pollinators, that can grow in harsh conditions. Minnesota is tough place to live! It's even tougher for plants. Long cold winters are the hallmark of our state, but most people are unaware that the middle strip of Minnesota is a sand plain - characterized by brutal … Continue reading Ohio Spiderwort – Edible, Hardy, and Beautiful
How to permanently improve your sandy soil and grow amazing plants!