radicle beets


Notes from the Food Forest Design Group by radiclebeets
May 27, 2012, 5:58 am
Filed under: Food Forest

An awesome group of 12 of us met Wednesday at the Thistle to geek out on plants.  We were working on designing specialized guilds – mutually beneficial plant communities – for each of our trees.  We also discussed inoculating with fungi and establishing microclimate guilds.  Here’s what we came up with:

All-Purpose Guild Plants

These  ones were included in almost every design – they certainly bear repeating

Comfrey – perennial. biomass, nutrient accumulator, medicine & tea

Yarrow – perennial. nutrient accumulator, insectiary, pest-repellent, medicine and tea

Nasturtium – self-seeding annual. insectiary, pest-repellent (or diversive), food

Clover – perennial. nitrogen fixation, food

Chives – perennial. pest-repellent, food

Fennel – perennial. insectiary, food, medicine & tea

Chamomile – self-seeding annual. insectiary, pest-repellent, medicine & tea

Calendula – self-seeding annual. insectiary, pest-repellent (or diversive), food, medicine

Lovage – perennial. insectiary, food

Apple

Dill

Marigold

Horseradish

Artichokes

Garlic

Daffodils

Apricot

Columbine

Asylum

Lavender

Mint

Dill

Basil

Garlic

Asian Pear

Currant

Chervil

Borage

Garlic

Queens Anne’s Lace

Sage

Tarragon

Birch

Winter savoury

Native berries

Cherry / Pear / Plum

Garlic

Cilantro

Dill

Queens Anne’s Lace

Thyme

Mint

Rosemary

Catnip

Korean Licorice Mint

Strawberries

Daikon

Lemon Balm

Chicory

Borage

Beans

Fig

Rue

Thyme

Oregano

Lavender

Strawberry

Caraway

Hazelnut

Coriander

Dill

Anise

Catnip

Garlic

Mulberry

Grape

Geranium

Hyssop

Oregano

Feverfew

Olive

White Asparagus

Basil

Oregano

Rosemary

Lavender

Peach

Garlic

Walking Onion

Artichoke

Tansy

Basil

Nettles

Sorrel

Grape

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As usual, I didn’t pronounce ‘wild’ properly… so, it’s supposed to be ‘wild asparagus’ for olive tree, not white 🙂

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