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 Oregon garden centers, including a few examples below.
The gooseberry currant has a Early Summer bloom period. Propogated by Bare root, Container, Cuttings, Seed, the fruit/seed period of the gooseberry currant lasts from Summer to Fall.
The gooseberry currant requires between 10 and 35 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to OR.
Surviving in temperatures above -3°F, the gooseberry currant is in the Currant family. It’s scientific name is Ribes montigenum, and it has a High drought tolerance.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Oregon, 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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