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Edible Urban Container Garden Balcony Green Superfood Smoothie

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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3 thoughts on “Edible Urban Container Garden Balcony Green Superfood Smoothie

  1. Thanks for the great video. Where do you get seeds for these plants? I haven’t seen them through any of my organic sources.

  2. I am writing to inquire about the relationship between bay laurel and sudden oak death. I have both trees on my property (many of each) and have lost several oaks. Last year we cut back all the bay trees but didn’t use weed killer because if we lose the oaks, then we are left with nothing. The bays are growing back. Do they really have to go?

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