Mission Statement

My goal with mande plants is to teach about medicinal and edible plants, show how to grow these plants, where to find these plants, and how to use these plants. There are many useful botanicals in our world. I will growing seasonal crops and perennial edibles using organic methods as best as possible. One of my long term goals is to grow a temperate food forest garden. As I grow new plants and harvest them I will be sharing photos and details on this blog. All photos on this blog are taken by me. If you like this blog and you would like to help me further my research you can use the paypal donate button on the right. All donations will be used to buy tools, plants, seeds, and pay for expenses needed to develop gardens.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Winter Salad Additions

Miner's Lettuce and Chickweed are two great edible leaves that come out in the winter and stay till spring.

Stellaria media

Chickweed is an invasive "weed" from Europe.

Claytonia perfoliata

Miner's Lettuce was named because the Gold Miners would use it as a source of Vitamin C.

Both of these lovely little plants make great fresh additions to salads and sandwiches.