Fall Foraging, Critters and Borage

Join Ellen and C.L. as they talk about silverberries (Elaeagnus umbellata), an easily grown herb with edible flowers (Borage), and what to do when the population of critters explodes. All that and some discussion about leaf shapes and cooperative extension services.

:28 What’s for dinner: Foraging for silverberries
4:02 Plant noob: Let’s talk about the borage plant.
8:19 Eat/Drink/Grow: Leaf shape vocabulary
15:47 Insider Information: Critter population explosion!
21:43 Love Letters and Questions: Maria reminds us about the importance of Cooperative Extension Services.

Check out this Wikipedia page about leaf shapes.

We mention Jesica Walliser’s books, and one that we love is Attracting Bueneficial Bugs to Your Garden. 

These are silverberry fruits – autumn olive plants.

Borage plants in C.L.’s trough filled with edible flowers. See how lovely the blue borage flowers are?

The tall borge plants needed support in my trough planter. In the ground they may or may not need tying.

It’s the year of the bunny…at least on Cape Cod in 2019. They’ve been breeding like rabbits! Ellen and C.L. look at why in some years you find a huge population of critters, while in other seasons you don’t have as many.

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