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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote John from shares with you over a dozen edible plants that are adopted to grow in the desert so you can have an edible landscape. The plants featured in this video would typically be described as ornamental plants and should be acceptable for use in areas where you have an HOA (homeowners association) to plant edible crops in your front yard. In this episode you will discover many lesser know edible “wild” food crops some used by the native peoples that lived in the area. After watching this episode you will have awareness of a resource in Las Vegas, Nevada you can purchase these edible plants so you can start growing food on your lot when doing a conservation project.

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  • George Louis 5 years ago

    I'm confused about something. Are these plants desert plants because they need less water or because they are the only ones who can weather the desert? If you had enough water what else can you grow??

  • Christin Sheppard 5 years ago

    I live in the desert as well and this video is great! Who knew so many interesting edible plants can do well in this climate! Definitely going to try to find some of these! Thank you!?

  • RossCirincione 5 years ago
  • Margie Rahilly 5 years ago

    I found this very interesting?

  • Bruce Hamilton 5 years ago

    Here is a rough table of contents for this video:

    3:30 Nanking cherry
    3:50 sand cherry
    4:35 wolfberry lyan (similar to gojiberry)
    5:30 Italian stone pine
    6:50 pomegranate
    7:35 lace bark elm
    10:10 four-wing saltbrush
    11:40 shadescale saltbush
    12:10 desert saltbrush
    13:45 quail bush
    15:00 California buckwheat
    15:20 Indian rice grass
    15:45 alkalai sacaton
    16:20 desert almond
    16:40 caragana (a legume)
    17:10 screwbean mesquite
    17:50 honey mesquite
    18:10 chaste tree
    19:35 green Indian tea (Mormon tea; ephedra)
    20:00 quail bush
    20:50 buffalo gourd (fruit poinsonous at maturity)
    21:30 hedge rose?

  • blossomingpetunia 5 years ago

    Thanks for posting this 🙂 I didn't know this place existed. I'll be checking it out.?

  • occupynewparadigm 5 years ago

    atriplex halimus is the salt bush you want. tasty.?

  • occupynewparadigm 5 years ago

    pindo palm, yucca, pomegranate, jujube, figs, purslane, all cactus are good to grow in arid climates off the top of my head.?

  • BlackCat2 5 years ago

    I wonder if a business like that would sell to a 'homeowner' if it was a large enough spot. I am looking for 1-5 acres in my area and I may find that it has been too cleared before I got there so I would have to reforest it because I want most of my land to be natural trees/vegetation with minimal clearing. I wonder if there is any business like that around me that I could look into. I guess I will try to find out.

    – Heidi?

  • malcolmsplace 5 years ago

    Hi There, Saltbush (brush) in the US are what the cows eat here in Australia. They can be eaten but only if you are lost in the out-back and starving. Good luck eating them. Maybe they are good for you. The cows should know!!!?

  • Galadriel F 5 years ago

    Thanks John, this was a great episode;

  • S Ann 5 years ago

    Hey, way too much information at 13:43!

  • Praxxus55712 5 years ago

    I've grown the rugosa rose. It goes nut in Minnesota with the rich forest soils and definitely sends out wandering roots that pop up through the soil and form new plants. The scent of the flowers is genuine old timey fragrant. Fantastically fun and easy

  • Big Dan 5 years ago

    Nice seeing you again John.

  • SoCalGardening 5 years ago

    John, are you living in Las Vegas or Northern California??

  • flutingaround 5 years ago

    good prices! your subscribers might be interested to know that goji berries are considered nightshades. something to consider. Also, I think gojis do better in pairs.

  • TheNewport2009 5 years ago

    we have buffalo gourd growing wild right next to my house in the field. You can use it wash your hands when your out gardening and get your hands dirty, the gourd itself you cut open and use the inside as soap. You can also dry and wash the seeds and then roast them there just like roasted pumpkin seeds just make sure to get all the pulp washed off first. Thanks for the video John, cool indeed.?

  • junkinuse 5 years ago

    WOOHOO!!!!! I saw this at 420 views!!!!?

  • RedSpiralHand 5 years ago

    Oh, we have the rugosa here on the north oregon coast.

  • RedSpiralHand 5 years ago

    wow…glad i live in oregon, those low water plants kind-a suck, eh??