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I have been wanting to start a food forest. You can't call what I have a food forest yet. I have an area with a 2 year apple tree on the east side a mature apricot/plum. Then a second mature apricot. On the north side is the back of the garage. The ground is covered with wood chips for a couple years now. Last year I planted lots of annual veggies. Now I'm trying to add perennial veggies.  I planted artichoke on the west side of the apricot because it needs full sun.  
I ordered a okinawa spinach in the mail.  Its ready for planting, it's supposed to like shade, so I planted it under the apricot/plum.  It's just a baby, and I need to add more wood chips. To protect it I used 3 pieces of old rotty fire wood in a triangle shape around the plant.  I've done this before and it works great.  The new plant doesn't get stepped on, the chickens can't dig it up, I don't forget where it is.  After I planted it I water of course.  My son walks by, and starts singing a silly song about  mom watering logs.  
I have a log I thought looked cool, and it sits in front of my greenhouse.  Later I'm in my greenhouse, and he pops his head in and tells me I forgot to water this log.  Cracked me up. Crazy mom waters logs.  Nothing better than gardening and having fun with my son.
 
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An affinity for watering logs? Maybe mushroom growing is in your forested future! Tell him you’re practicing 😁πŸͺ΅ πŸ„ πŸ‚

This reminds me of a fake log commercial from a 90s cartoon that my siblings and I still occasionally reference.


 
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