I just read an article about the above.
Prickly pear planted around perimeter of your yard provides a steady supply of food, and serves as a natural fence through which most animal and human intruders won't penetrate. Also the cactus stops the spread of grass fires though the fire causes some temporary damage to the cactus.
Prickly pear cactus is easy-to-grow, drought resistant. The plants thrive is sunny arid regions but can't tolerate snow and frost or extremely we environments. It is not isolated to the Arizona deserts as it is found throughout the United States on the plains as far east as Nebraska and grows along the Atlantic coast. Throughout Los Angels it is so common that it is often regarded as a weed.
Recipes are available. Small to large plants available . One large pad for planting is $3.00 including postage. To obtain prickly pear cactus plants contact:
P.O. Box 41834
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Offered by Debra.