What to plant!

Here are some of my notes on what to plant, gleaned largely from Edible Forest Gardens by Dave Jacke. My goals are to make lots of food by keeping the soil happy. Plants noted together complement each other in community.

Apples, pears and comfrey.

Prune, hardy kiwi and coltsfoot.

Ramps and wild ginger in full shade

Asparagus — sunny, not windy

Milk vetch

Good King Henry

Lovage

Frenc Sorrel

Scorzonera (Schwartzwurzel)

goldenrod

Yarrow

Jerusalem artichoke

daylillies

giant soloimon seal

Stinging nettles adjacent to herbs to increase fragrant oils

Galax

white clover

Shitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, chicken of the woods

Heather and bees

Lilacs

Willow

Bamboo

Blueberries

Rasp & black berries

Currants and gooseberries

Olive

Lemon

figs

European plums

Red cherries

Pie cherries

Quince (fruiting)

Pear apple

rhubarb

horseradish

This list covers what I’d like to have in the ground soon for purposes of harvest years hence, and to provide a good support community for the surrounding soil. Vegetables in next post.

Vegetables

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