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.
The Sudangrass has a Early Summer bloom period. Propogated by Seed, the fruit/seed period of the Sudangrass lasts from Summer to Summer.
The Sudangrass requires between 17 and 40 inches of rain per annum. It is Introduced to VA.
Surviving in temperatures above 57°F, the Sudangrass is in the Grass family. It’s scientific name is Sorghum bicolor ssp. drummondii, and it has a High drought tolerance.
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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