I have been trying to develop a forest garden outside in Iceland.
Because it is a forest garden, it is a garden growing outside (not in greenhouse) and with perennials.
Has someone tried to grow such a permaculture garden at this far north (66º N)?
So far we have growing mostly annuals but we are now switching to introduce perennials because of the low yields of the annuals. Perennials that establish themselves grow much faster during the short but nice summer. So far we grow strawberries, blueberries, currants, rhubarb, lovage, scorzonera, chinese and jerusalem artichokes, aromatic herbs, sea buckthorn, silverweed, angelica, sorrel and nettles.
Anyone here from the north Canada, north Scandinavia, Siberia or north Alaska?
in Portugal, sheltered terraces facing eastwards, high water table, uphill original forest of pines, oaks and chestnuts. 2000m2
in Iceland: converted flat lawn, compacted poor soil, cold, windy, humid climate, cold, short summer. 50m2