Backyard Orchard – You don’t need a large plot of land to grow fruit and nut trees. The trick is to plant three or four varieties closely together and restrict tree height – for easier harvesting – with regular pruning.
Edible Perennials – Unlike annuals that need to be planted each and every year, edible perennials need only be sown once and will return a bountiful harvest for many years to come.
Fungiculture – The easiest way to start growing gourmet mushrooms (like shitake, oyster, portobello, and lion’s mane) is to purchase a kit. Once you get the hang of it, you can graduate to a more sustainable practice by inoculating hardwood logs with mushroom spawn.
Edible Flowers – A good source of vitamin A and C, potassium, and other minerals, culinary flowers are used in salads and desserts, as a flavoring for teas and wines, and can punch up the taste of homemade marinades and dressings.
Seed Saving – Harvesting and storing seeds from your existing plants is a fundamental step toward cultivating a self-sustaining garden.