One of the big things I try to teach my students and coach my clients on, is the importance of choosing the right plants. Most people only know a handful of plants to start with, and have eaten about as many. So they typically want to choose plants that are
1. already overrepresented in the marketplace
2. inappropriate to their climate
3. more trouble than they are worth in nutrition and/or calories
Growing things like Stinging Nettles, chickweed, Prunella (Self-Heal) give you more bang for your buck, so to speak. They are superfoods, and they are easy to grow in most places. They don’t provide calories, but they provide vitamins, minerals, anitoxidants and other amazing phytonutrients — with little effort and little space.
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