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Edible Weeds

Weeds in your yard? Don’t worry they might be edible! I recently attended a garden tour of an organic garden with weeds. I took photos so I wouldn’t forget and have posted some common one that you would find in the Long Beach area.

Many know the dandelion is all edible. I’ve even seen it sold at a local farmer’s market. It can be bitter, but edible. A recent website also focuses on edible weeds.

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Garden Passion – Update

I thought I would share my current gardening passion and the progress that has occurred with my garden gutters. My seeds have started to sprout! The photos below will show the progress that has been made in about 2 months. Just so everyone is aware, it has been a warmer winter in So Cal.  I did plant some heirloom variety lettuces in one of the garden gutters.  I planted strawberry seeds in my other garden gutter.  You can see the photo of the small strawberry seed that are just starting. The benefit: I’ve not seen bugs; this includes slugs and pill bugs which usually eat tender seedlings.

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USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

For folks who like gardening or like planting edibles as a source of nutrition, you might be interested in knowing that USDA unveiled their new Plant Hardiness Zone Map. The map for the first time can help gardeners identify their current planting zone by zip code. This makes choosing edibles and other plants easier, especially if you know what zone you live.

It’s currently available online at www.planthardiness.ars.usda.gov.

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Finding Your Passion

Garden Gutter

Sharon, ever since you mentioned that you should find your passion, I can’t stop thinking about it! I keep thinking what is ‘my’ passion?

These were the words from a woman in my class. Let’s not jump to conclusions here…I will be the first one to tell you that I’m not the expert. It didn’t occur to me to pursue a “passion” until I was in my thirties after I got married. Now, your thinking, “What does this have to do with nutrition?” Here’s how:

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