Food Forest-Hiding in plain view..

If you drove by this, would you see anything other than a green jungle?

Currently in that front green jungle there is

  • Apple Trees
  • Pear Trees
  • Plum Trees
  • Sweet Cherry Trees
  • Sour Cherry Trees
  • Mulberry
  • High Bush Cranberry
  • Honey Berry Bushes
  • GooseBerry Bushes
  • ChokeCherry Tree
  • Chokeberry Bushes
  • Lilacs
  • spruce trees
  • Wild Rose
  • Elderberry
  • Plant wise there is
  • Rhubarb
  • Mints
  • Horseradish
  • Strawberries,
  • raspberries
  • Black Berries
  • Wild alpine Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Day lilies
  • Milk Weed
  • Pig Weed
  • Burdock
  • Nettle
  • dandelion
  • Coltsfoot
  • Clover
  • Wild Violets
  • Horsetail
  • Annuals currently growing in that area as part of a food forest..
  • Six kinds of winter squash
  • cucumbers 2 kinds
  • Scarlet runner beans
  • Melons
  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Walking Onions
  • Green onions

I am sure I am forget things as I am not there to take a walk about and write out more of the wild growing things.. but even when you come into the lane, you can see that there is something cut into and being worked in the rows..

So later this year I will take a walk though it and provide some more photos of things as they are producing..

One of the other things I just adore about my “wild Garden” is that it is such a heaven for the bee’s, as well as for the birds and I love seeing my preying mantis and their babies each year..

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5 Responses to Food Forest-Hiding in plain view..

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    At first I was thinking “Yeah okay, maybe there’s a couple of fruit trees in there.” Then I thought “But there’s no way there’s THAT many!” and THEN I realised what you were describing…
    Nice jungle FarmGal and holy crap – are those rasp(?)berries ever loaded!!
    NOW I know how you get SO much yield – till as little as possible – what a great idea!
    (And being on bottom land sure has its advantages, eh? ; )

    • That jungle is a full half acre or so, but its also my front yard that edged by my road, and I am postive that no one (other then one gentleman who sells me my honey) has any idea at all of what is all out there, he and his wife on the other hand, are organic, food-forest, fruit tree’s, huge garden type folks as well and he is always trying to see what I have put in next.. yes, bottom land sure does have its advantages as so having four different micro-climates in that same small space.

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        In answer to your question ‘though? I always have half an eye on the ditch no matter where I am; so whatever is there to be seen, I’d see it (and probably stop in to ask about things I didn’t recognise too; )

  2. BouMama says:

    AMAZING!!!! Oh I am such a newbie but I would love to learn from you! and ps what are 1)bottom land and 2)micro-climates 3)till as little as possible? I am drooling over the abundant simplicity your have achieved…just amazing it is so chock full of goodness!

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