Wild American Plums: Eating, Recipes & More

Wild American plums grow in almost every soil and climate across America. You may have some nearby. They are worth finding, planting, and eating! One of my favorite "wild" foods to forage is the Wild American Plum.  It comes in a variety of colors and flavors. They range from yellow, to yellowish-red, to light purple-red, … Continue reading Wild American Plums: Eating, Recipes & More

Growing an Illinois Everbearing Mulberry in zone 4A

Mulberries are fantastic trees. They grow quickly, they can provide pollen for insects, and they produce abundant fruit. On top of all that, the leaves are also edible. Many northern generations were saved by eating high protein mulberry leaves and/or feeding them to livestock (and high protein hackberries....but I digress.) There are, of course, a … Continue reading Growing an Illinois Everbearing Mulberry in zone 4A