Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops
Forest Gardening or Agroforestry is a way of growing edible crops with nature doing most of the work. Modelled on young woodland, a wide range of crops is grown in vertical layers. Species are chosen for their beneficial effects on each other, creating a healthy system that maintains its own fertility, with little need for digging, weeding or pest control. Whether a small area in your back garden or a larger plot, here is advice on how to create a beautiful space with great environmental benefits from planning and design (using permaculture principles) to planting and maintenance. With a changing
Creating a Forest Garden also includes a detailed directory of over 500 trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals, root crops and climbers – almost all of them edible and many very unusual.
As well as more familiar plants you can grow your own chokeberries, goji berries, yams, heartnuts, bamboo shoots and buffalo currants.
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Reviews for Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops
Let's Talk (East Anglia)
"This book is a magnificiently produced and massive tome that is sure to become every forest gardener's horticultural toolkit and bible."
"Marting has produced a book that is not only visually beautiful but very practical, offering advice on planning,