Skandi Rogers wrote:We don't get too many fruits that are worth picking really
Cloudberries are lovely but way to rare to pick, they should be photographed and left alone.
I have a cake I make when I have too many eggs. It's similar to a pound cake, and when I mix huckleberries into the batter, along with a little bit of lemon zest, it looks like I slaved over a fancy desert. Reality is, the local huckleberries are very small, so the hardest part of the cake is doing the picking!
thomas rubino wrote:Huckleberry's!
Kristine Keeney wrote:There will be Permies who argue with you about whether something is invasive and that's a Bad Thing.
Over the years, I've slowly shifted to "invasive just means very enthusiastic". As long as we're not talking about a single plant that covers square km of ground, preventing anything else from growing there, what some people call invasive is just their definition. If there's something getting pushed out of that spot where you can do something about it, and the thing getting pushed fills a similar niche? Replace it.
But if it's just an overly enthusiastic plant with a better survival-rate than whatever it's pushing out,... evolution tells me that it might be that thing's time to go somewhere else.
I will make exceptions for Norwegian Rats (the big and very invasive, in a Bad Way rodents) and fire ants (because fire ants). Humans have a bad habit of taking things places and being careless with them, so cats, rats, dogs, and pigs probably count, too, but there are specific cases for those and we're better at monitoring those situations. People are people, though.
All the Rubus vines tend to be rather enthusiastic in their preferred areas, but they allow for succession growth, so I don't think that counts.