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Organic Food Growing in Alaska
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 Alaska food forest. These are all routinely available through many garden suppliers.
In areas with an annual rainfall of between 12 and 100 inches, you might find the common barley, which is Introduced to AK.
The fruit/seed period of the common barley runs from Spring to Summer. It si propogated by Seed and has a bloom period in Spring.
Known as having a Medium drought tolerance, the common barley (Hordeum vulgare) is in the Grass family. It requires a minimum temperature of -43°F.
Not every plant species listed as a food forest candidate in Alaska 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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