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
This article is part of our Native Plant Series and features one pollinator friendly, drought tolerant US native plant hardy to at least zone 4. 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
Good Night Prickly Pear Cactus - See you in the spring! Living between two zones has taught me a lot about timing. I wait anxiously each spring for the first trees to swell their buds...and then open their leaves.spring for the first trees to swell their buds...and then open their leaves. We currently … Continue reading Zone 4a goes to sleep
Duffy Meadows Research & Consulting was started in order to research honey bee health and to improve rare plant breeding. So one year after it's inception....where are the honey bees? Good question! Funny things happen when your business revolves around nature....human goals have to be adjusted, reassessed, and kept fluid. We have a complete ten … Continue reading Where are the Honey Bees?
We started Duffy Meadows in October of 2016. Back then, it was just some land and a dream. What was the dream? To have the ability to research various aspects of human, animal, and plant health - to put it broadly. When we tell people we own a research and consulting company, they want to … Continue reading The Beginning