BE REALISTIC ABOUT WHAT YOU GROW:
Pick your plants realistically.
I would love to grow lots of stone fruits, melons, and figs, but they won’t thrive here and space is too valuable to waste with plants that won’t do well.
We divide up duties in our household.
Husband did the research on the fruit trees and blueberries. He spent many evenings pouring over catalogs from Burnt Ridge Nursery and Raintree Nursery. We bought berries from both of them. The plants arrived very healthy. We watched a lot of YouTube videos. I did a lot of research. We sampled all of the fruits we could find, don’t grow a fruit that you don’t like the taste of. If you have room and love berries, grow more of those.
Espaliered fruit trees can give you several varieties on one trunk. They are grafted with branches of different varieties of fruit onto one dwarf trunk. We are growing three along of south-facing fence. More about those later….
Don’t grow tons of lettuce, unless you want to give it away. If you grow lots of spinach and kale, you have more options, spinach and kale can be eaten fresh, frozen or dried. The same is true of carrots, beets, onions and many other vegetables.
I could not presume to tell someone else what to grow but I will publish a food garden page with more about our garden as it develops. We still have 2 raised beds to pour.
Next post: how to extend your growing season & making your garden a beautiful place to go.
Keep on growing!