Your garden can supply an abundance of food – seeds, nuts, fruits and more compromise a “food forest”. A food forest is a multi-layered composition of food-producing plants. It is ideally low-maintenance and produces a wealth of edibles.
Want to eat more organic food? A food forest is a great way to do that.
Permaculture design identifies seven layers in a food forest, from the tallest trees in the canopy continuing down below the soil layer.
There are many varieties of plants that are routinely available in Maine garden centers, including a few examples below.
The nodding waternymph requires between 0 and 0 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to ME.
Surviving in temperatures above 47°F, the nodding waternymph is in the Water-nymph family. It’s scientific name is Najas flexilis, and it has a None drought tolerance.
The nodding waternymph has a Late Summer bloom period. Propogated by Seed, Sprigs, the fruit/seed period of the nodding waternymph lasts from Summer to Fall.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Maine, you might not have the best growing conditions in your specific area.
Talking to your local garden supplier is a great way to learn more about the plants, shrubs and ground species that will be the perfect fit for your new food forest.
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