Trees, shrubs and ground plants can be combined in a low-maintenance garden settings to produce edible food for the kitchen. Seeds, nuts, fruits and herbs can be harvested from a multi-layered food forest.
A food forest contributes to a diet with more organic options.
Permaculture design embraces food forests which have horizontal layers such as the canopy and a vertical layer such as vines.
You might find the following plants in a South Carolina food forest. These are all routinely available through many garden suppliers.
Known as having a Low drought tolerance, the pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is in the Walnut family. It requires a minimum temperature of -21°F.
In areas with an annual rainfall of between 28 and 79 inches, you might find the pecan, which is Native to SC.
The fruit/seed period of the pecan runs from Summer to Fall. It si propogated by Bare root, Container, Cuttings, Seed and has a bloom period in Early Spring.
Not every plant species listed as a food forest candidate in South Carolina will thrive in your specific climate or area.
Take a weekend trip to your local garden supply store and learn more about which plants, shrubs and ground cover will be a great fit for your food forest.
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