It's a fruit theme this week! After reading an excellent book on permaculture called Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, I've been obsessed with planting more "permaculture" type plants, i.e., perennial plants that provide food, wildlife value and/or soil enrichment. And the best part about permaculture gardening ... Less Work! More food plus less work ... what's not to love about that?
So let's plant some excellent small fruit trees which we can easily grow for free: Apricots, Nectarines and Peaches
Or one of my favorite antioxidant-packed fruits: Blueberries
And a fruit with multiples uses, such as supplying yummy food for us, feeding wild song birds, and deterring deer when grown in a thick hedge: Raspberries
My mouth is watering just thinking of all these delicious, healthy, fresh picked fruits I'll be eating this summer!