I just watched a short video at Blackbird Naturals that I thought you might find helpful, because it contains photos of some of the superfood plants we hear a lot about these days. Having some of these growing on your property really ought to be a good way to be prepared for hard times, I’m thinking. Last year I wanted to designate a portion of our yard for useful wildflowers but Mike thought I would be taking on too much. He was right; I was kept very busy with all the raised beds we added this year and all the extra vegetables we grew–and dehydrating most of the produce. Perhaps we can try the wildflower idea next year –well, at least a few new superfood plants…
I was especially interested in this video because I just received three packages of seeds that had been grown at Blackbird which I purchased through Paul Nison’s Raw Life online store. How many seed vendors sell superfood seeds? Not many, I’d wager, so finding these on Paul’s site was awesome! There are many more types of seeds available, but for now I thought I’d try out this 3-seed package: astragalus, maca, and calendula.
According to the seed packages (nifty little metal cans that remind me of sardines), the astragalus is an adaptogen that helps your immune system, the maca is an adaptogen what contains B1 and B12 fatty acids, and the calendula contains flavonoids that assists with wound healing.
Disclaimer: I do not agree 100% with anyone or any website even if I do recommend something on it. Preparedness requires gleaning useful information wherever it is available. So visit the website, use the seeds, and spit out the rhetoric.
If you have tried growing astragalus, maca and/or calendula, please share! I can use all the help I can get.