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Health and Community info
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 British Columbia garden centers, including a few examples below.
The highbush blueberry has a Early Summer bloom period. Propogated by Bare root, Container, Cuttings, Seed, the fruit/seed period of the highbush blueberry lasts from Summer to Summer.
The highbush blueberry requires between 32 and 50 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to BC.
Surviving in temperatures above -33°F, the highbush blueberry is in the Heath family. It’s scientific name is Vaccinium corymbosum, and it has a Low drought tolerance.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in British Columbia, 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.
Are you growing an awesome food forest? Submit a picture and we may feature you on this site.