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 Virginia garden centers, including a few examples below.
Surviving in temperatures above -28°F, the American black elderberry is in the Honeysuckle family. It’s scientific name is Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis, and it has a Medium drought tolerance.
The American black elderberry has a Spring bloom period. Propogated by Bare root, Container, Seed, the fruit/seed period of the American black elderberry lasts from Spring to Summer.
The American black elderberry requires between 34 and 60 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to VA.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Virginia, 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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