Hello Crystal. I am glad that you are here. I have a question about edible gardens and yards.
I have failed at growing food to feed my family although I have been very successful with my plants. This may seem like a contradiction but I find that my family won't eat most of the vegetables and fruits that are recommended to grow in my region 7b. For example, I decided to grow winecap Stopheria mushrooms, and no one really liked to eat them, but since they were hard workers for building up healthy soil I continue to grow them. Same for peas, which fix the soil but provide enough food for a infant. Squash grows but we end up with a ton and no one wants to eat squash for breakfast lunch and dinner for a month. So these crops grow and we don't eat them. The same for the other vegetables and fruits. No one likes them. My question is whether you think that one has to acquire taste and force oneself to eat from the garden. We have been conditioned to enjoy certain foods in our society that are grown by big businesses and look and taste artificial as far as I am concerned. Maybe my family is not hungry enough .
Also, second question, can you please name five ESSENTIAL edible garden must-haves for us to check out? THANKIES