Announcements Great video – and a great case for growing nuts and fruits from seed by David The Good April 9, 2018 written by David The Good April 9, 2018 This is cool: Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:HOLY MOLYServer UpdateMore "Compost Your Enemies" SightingsHerrick's "Minibeds-on-Plastic" Report on SaleReaching the other side of the mountain 1 comment FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post The Great American Farm Tour documentary debuts this week next post Salad in Antarctica Related Articles My Video Announcement November 29, 2017 The Horrifying Secret to Becoming a Great Gardener March 7, 2016 Starting Spring Gardens from Scratch April 24, 2018 “Turned Earth Cracked Me Up!” October 12, 2018 I’m Done Posting Daily! October 19, 2016 More details on my house and food forest... November 5, 2015 Survival Gardening 101 at The Prepper World Summit June 5, 2017 Farewell, North Florida Food Forest! April 8, 2016 The Lord Humungus Interviews Me on Basically Everything February 6, 2016 THIS WEEK: Compost Everything Book Giveaway at Permies.com! September 7, 2015 1 comment Duke Norfolk April 10, 2018 - 9:14 am Yeah, I like the STUN philosophy in general. Too many people put too much effort and resources into attempting to grow things that are just inappropriate for their environment. I understand this, and I’ve certainly been guilty of it. And related to this is the fact that people don’t recognize the native “weeds” that are valuable for consumption also. (Again, I’ve been there.) And in fact are almost always more nutritious (e.g. Lambquarters, Pokeweed, Chickweed, Purslane, Dandelion, etc.). Instead they fight an endless battle trying to eliminate them. Admittedly many aren’t as tasty as the refined hybrids that have been developed. All that said I’m not saying that trying to grow something challenging is totally wrong. It can certainly be fun and satisfying when done well. But keep a proper perspective on it. Don’t try to grow a whole garden of subtropicals in Minnesota, or sun-loving plants in partial shade – examples are endless – and then wonder why you “just don’t have a green thumb.” Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.