Out of Eden Health Market Phone: (985) 380-3155 7007 Hwy 182 E Morgan City, LA 70380
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Organic Food Growing in Louisiana
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 Louisiana food forest. These are all routinely available through many garden suppliers.
In areas with an annual rainfall of between 28 and 55 inches, you might find the groundnut, which is Native to LA.
Known as having a Low drought tolerance, the groundnut (Apios americana) is in the Pea family. It requires a minimum temperature of -23°F.
The fruit/seed period of the groundnut runs from Summer to Summer. It si propogated by Seed, Tubers and has a bloom period in Late Spring.
Not every plant species listed as a food forest candidate in Louisiana 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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