's Edible Backyard
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About My Edible Backyard
Why Love's Edible Plants
I love the dual function of edible plants: they create a beautiful visual & esthetic environment in which to live as well as providing nourishing and varied food. I love the satisfaction of wandering round the garden having a nibble here and a munch there or harvesting ingredients immediately before meals and knowing they are packed with goodness; knowing what has gone into the production; that it is organic and full of nourishment. My biggest challenge is the short growing season here in the central highlands. The soil type is volcanic and rich although has needed building up after years of farming practice. The garden has a good northerly aspect.
Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3201 days 4hrs
I love to be able to wander round the garden and browse on berries. The Jostaberry is a good bite size with a lovely flavour between currants and gooseberries. They burst in your mouth with fresh sweetness, with a hint of tange. The rich burnished colour of the ripe fruits looks lovely amongst the green leaves.
Fruiting Months February
Height 1 metres
Growing: In the Ground
First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot
Sun/Shade: Medium Sun
Water Given in: AutumnSpring
Pollination: Self Pollination
When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring
Birds are the only pests and they aren't major. I'll use nets if they get into a habit.
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