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Your Kentucky Food Forest
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 Kentucky garden centers, including a few examples below.
The chokecherry has a Mid Spring bloom period. Propogated by Bare root, Container, Seed, the fruit/seed period of the chokecherry lasts from Summer to Summer.
The chokecherry requires between 13 and 65 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to KY.
Surviving in temperatures above -43°F, the chokecherry is in the Rose family. It’s scientific name is Prunus virginiana, and it has a Medium drought tolerance.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Kentucky, 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.
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