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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Growing your own fresh greens doesn’t have to take a lot of work and care, as long as you are willing to widen your perception of what your garden should look like, and what you put on your plate. Many of the “weeds” you will likely find growing all on their own in your back yard are completely edible, nutritious, and delicious. In this video I give a short tour of the edible greens available in a southern California back yard, growing all on their own despite the fact that there has been no work done to the garden in over three years. By introducing some cultivated varieties and letting them go to seed, you can have your favorite greens popping up all over your yard every year without ever having to plant again. By planting perennial vegetables and herbs, you can harvest every year with very little work, just by letting Nature do what she does best. Living Mulch in the Garden; Work With Your Weeds! : The Backyard Garden Journal from 3 years ago: The music used in the video is my own, which you can find at I am currently looking for volunteers to help with the Permaculture Bike Park project, and stay or live in the Ant Village. This thread has all the info:… Follow me on Instagram @oneheartfire If you enjoy my videos and would like to support the project, please visit To make a one time donation via paypal or credit card, please visit To donate Bitcoin, click here: To learn more about my other permaculture projects and experiences, please visit Video Rating: / 5


  • Maria Gomez Gomez 2 years ago

    Thank you

  • shannon liedtke 2 years ago

    not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but that plant you identified as chickweed is NOT chickweed. I don't know what it is, but please get a positive ID on it before you eat more of it.

  • Lex Nuss 2 years ago

    Dried dandelion roots and leaves have traditionally been used as a blood cleanser and cancer cure. Some have made dandelion wine.

  • mimi weaving adventure tv 2 years ago

    you need wood cheep man ^^

  • Mata Pegheata 2 years ago

    How much land is there?

  • erinn kemp 2 years ago

    Mallow attracts aphids.

  • TheMighty Chabunga 2 years ago

    My kind of gardening (maybe more foraging my yard,lol).
    I have a lot of wild edibles growing in my yard and almost no actual lawn.
    Lots of wild cabbage,greenbriar,burdock,parsnip (be careful not to mix up stuff from the carrot family with hemlock.A mistake you only make once.) and many others.
    Even now in January I can find chickweed and about a half-dozen other wild greenies growing in my yard. Here in the southeast US we fairly mild winter until about mid February.
    Thanks for the vid Jesse.I will add some other stuff and let it go to seed this year.

  • Ann Marie De Marco 2 years ago

    Jesse, what climate zone are you in?

  • annabel walsh 2 years ago

    Brilliant, just so appreciate your concept, it would be wonderful if this concept could be transformed to main stream farming, it would eliminate health problems, build soil function and help with global warming, great video

  • FeelingShred 2 years ago

    This laid-back approach is pretty cool, reminds me of the work done by Joel Salatin on his farms, the animals do all the work for him, because he respects what each animal will naturally do, "respecting the pigness of the pig" is his famous quote. Nature has all figured out, you just have to listen to it.

  • Fensterfarm Greenhouse 2 years ago

    I subbed! The place looks great!
    I will follow your garden and channel as I tend to my greenhouse and channel this year!

  • Smokeydabee Charles Coleman 2 years ago

    I'm new to this so please forgive me if I'm wrong. Isn't Borage part of the comfry family? If so I was under the impression it was considered a taboo plant for consumption because of liver damage .

  • Utilize The Sun don't waste it 2 years ago

    Love this video sir! Sharing far and wide!

  • Inge Leonora-den Ouden 2 years ago

    hi Jesse. You're right, all kinds of edible growing all over. But there's one I doubt: that 'chickweed ' doesn't all look like the real chickweed to me. In my garden as well as in your video: some of them look like the small euphorbia we call witch weed (but in Dutch, don't know in English ). If you pick some it has milky fluid in the stem. They're not edible.

  • Vention1MGTOW 2 years ago

    Well done. I should plant a few of those items in my yard.
    Dug up a bitcoin tip for you.
    Now, where do I get chick weed seeds?. . .

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