A food forest is a multi-layered composition of food producing plant species. Implemented properly, a food forest is a low maintenance garden that combines trees, shrubs and ground plants to produce useful and edible food like fruits, seeds, nuts and herbs.
This is a great way to eat more organic food in your daily life.
A food forest is a permaculture design element consisting of seven layers from the canopy and shrubs on down past the soil layer.
Following are some options for your Mississippi food forest. All of these plants are routinely available in areas where they thrive.
The royal fern (Osmunda regalis) is in the Royal Fern family. It’s drought tolerance is Low and requires a minimum temperature of -38°F.
The royal fern is propogated by Container, Cuttings, Seed, Sprigs. With a bloom period in , the fruit/seed period begins in and ends in .
The royal fern is Native to MS. It requires precipitation between 32 and 55 inches of rain annually.
While a plant species may generally thrive and fruit in Mississippi, you may be in a climate that isn’t optimal.
Consult your local garden supplier or continue researching in order to find plants, shrubs and ground cover that match your specific hardiness zone, rainfall and direct sun.
We hope you enjoy creating your food forest! Submit a picture and your garden could be featured on this site!
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