Ludi wrote:I have plenty of prickly pear, but there's only so much of it you can eat.
There's a pretty cool palm that produces edible fruit, which is native to West Texas: Brahea dulcis
I wish people could list out what they actually are growing in their hot dry climate food forest
rose macaskie wrote: It can be more expensive to mulch everything than to plant a tree or two and let the wild plants better your soil though, so it depends on your finances.
Nick Garbarino wrote: However, there are nice food forests even in arid parts of New Mexico
Nick Garbarino wrote: One other thought about central Texas, unfortunately the climate models predict it will become more arid as the planet warms. However, there are nice food forests even in arid parts of New Mexico so, if you can apply some water, it will still be doable even in the dry future. Even if you can't apply extra water, you should still be able to achieve some success by carefully mimicing nature's ways in your area. Best of luck and please keep us updated on your progress.