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.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

May Fruits

One of my goals with my garden is to have a continuous harvest year round.  This is possibly where I live, but the type of harvest changes throughout the year.  Here are my first fruits, White Mulberry (Morus alba) and Goumi (Elaeagnus multiflora).  The mulberries are sweet, with a slight fig flavor.  The goumi fruit also sweet with a little tartness.  Neither plants produce ripe fruits all at once, so the harvest really only amounts to a small daily treat.


  1. How are these fruits used medicinally?

    1. Well, they are high in antioxidants, so they would be beneficial to the cardiovascular system.

  2. The goumi fruit also sweet with a little tartness. Vertical garden planters