Well, its not final yet, but I think I have narrowed down my list of fruiting and or health/herb bushes to add to the farm this year.. Here is what I have to date..
- Smoky Saskatoon
- Shadblow Serviceberry
- Allegnery Serviceberry
- Common Witch Hazel
- Sea Buckthorn (Another female to go with my current females and male)
- Nanking Cherry
- Alexander Mackenzie Rose
- Golden Elderberry
- Buffalo Berry
- Nanny Berry
- High Bush Cranberry
- Hinnnmeakio Gooseberry
- Red Jackels-Currents
- White Pearl -Currents
- Black Chokeberry
A few of these can be gotten in the wild and moved to the farm but most of them are going to be bought from a local nursery up the road about 40 min, they don’t sell though the mail or any other carrier, if you want their stock, you have to pick it up.. still their choices are excellent, the prices a very good compared to the order catalogs.
Its hard to believe with the soft christmas snow falling that spring is just around the corner, but it so is! We have the farm and garden seminars coming in Feb, our big local Seedy Saturday is coming in march, as is the huge green expo, plus I have found my first farm sale in march.. o my, there are some very interesting things that I would love to have join me on the farm, so many things that have clearly sat for years covered in dust in the photos but I would put them into use again here on the farm.
It would be wondeful to get another wind break row of different fruiting, flowering bushes, draft fruit tree’s planted out this year, got to love hiding food in plain site.. most folks see a rose bush, I see a local 0 mile source of vit C. They see winter bird fruit, I see Saskatoons, High Bush Cranberry, Black Choke Berry and Elderberry..
Are you either planting or replacing many of your “just for looks” things in the yard with bushes that not only look good but also produce fresh food for you and your family?
What hiding in plain site food producing bush are you adding to your yard this year??