Many common garden plants and mainstays can do double, even triple, duty as food and medicine when they’re not looking beautiful in the garden. Some plants make for great compost, others are enjoyed by livestock as fodder crops. Permaculture or garden systems thinking loves plants that are multi-functional and all of these sure fit the bill! This is also the page that links to plants that I have difficulty assigning to any of our other plant pages. These are usually plants with multiple uses that don’t fit the usual categories of ‘garden’ or ‘wild’ plants.
We’re always learning about our botanic community, taking new pics and meeting folks who know a lot more than we do, so keep checking your favourite plants on these pages you may be surprised at a use that you can put your favourite plant to. There’s always more to come!
You can learn about more plants that we use on these pages –