Edibles growing right now in my garden include sweet potato (the greens are delicious and they grow year round in my area), papaya (baby-baby trees, even the ones that manage to get past the seedling stage are 1-2 years from bearing fruit), lemongrass, amaranth (wild plant scooped up from a commercial site where it would’ve been mowed down), little tiny pumpkin sprout, plumeria tree (gorgeous tree, and the flowers are fragrant and edible), prickly pear cactus (not pictured). And pineapple (grows from the cut-off top of a grocery-store pineapple). Pineapple requires patience, taking about 18 months to bear fruit.
Not much in the way of cultivated edibles but it’s a start. I’m learning to be more patient and humble, and appreciate every little win.
Meanwhile, nature continues to furnish an endless supply of nutritious plants that some silly humans insist on referring to as “weeds.” By the way, amaranth, one of those considered a “weed,” is one of my top favorite vegetables — wild or cultivar. And when it goes to seed, it’s a grain too!