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Planting around fruit trees?

 
Bryan John
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Hi All,

I've planted a good number of fruit trees so far this year and I wanted some suggestions on to what to plant around them. I've established some marigolds already, but what else? I have planted 5 apple trees, 2 pear, 2 cherry, 1 plum and 1 peach. I can name them, if that's relevant. I've read on here that garlic is good to have around apple trees, so I may look into that. My plum tree has a bunch of beautiful chives growing around it already. I'm looking for, in order a; stuff that complements and helps each other, b; usefulness (for instance we use a lot of garlic) and c; aesthetics. Any suggestions? Similarly, and since I am already typing any thoughts on what goes well with blueberry bushes and strawberry patches?

I live in Rhode Island. Great backyard that maintains moisture very well and gets good sunlight. We are bordered and surrounded by huge Norwegian Maple trees.

Thanks for the help.
 
Cj Sloane
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Take a look at this thread and do a search for "permies fruit tree guild."
 
S Bengi
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I like the following around/near my fruit trees.
Onion family: onion, garlic, leek, chives, etc
Carrot family: cilantro, dill, fennel, water celery, etc
Cabbage family: nasturtirun, daikon radish, kale, etc
Legume family: dutch clover, goumi, beans
Mint family: oregano, thyme, etc

I also like currants/gooseberry and blackberry/raspberry. Maybe some arctic/hardy kiwi in those Maple trees or on a fence.
 
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