Josh T-Hansen wrote:There's nothing stopping you from using shrubs or whatever you please.
Brenda Groth wrote:there are some trees that do quite well from seed
Jonathan Hontz wrote:just start burying your apple cores wherever you'd like to eventually have trees.
Jonathan Hontz wrote:After all, the fruits of trees aren't there to feed people; they're there to grow new trees.
Dwayne Seagraves wrote:Wow, thank you all so much for the replies! I can tell this forum is going to be a valuable resource.
I have thought about just having berry shrubs and bushes as my top layer but I've had some trouble finding heirloom or other non-gmo seeds. Any recommendations for that? I'm particularly interested in blueberries, black berries and raspberries. Thanks.
Terri Matthews wrote:
American Plum is a SMALL, thicket forming tree, which is important because I walk with a cane and I want to be able to eat the fruit in my food forest. In that vein I have also planted elderberry and ordered serviceberry. Other people can have towering trees in their food forest: I walk with a cane and I want the short trees and the large bushes.