Fruit tree guilds

Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Fruit trees are a structural staple of any edible garden and with a little thought, urban gardens can provide the perfect microclimates for growing fruit trees in small spaces. There is room for a fruit tree in almost any garden, whether it be in a tub or in the ground. And now is the perfect time to start planning your urban food forest as most trees should be planted in late winter-early spring. Trees are a long term investment so…

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Fruit Tree Guilds

Since planting the fruit trees I’ve been investigating what I could use to under-plant them that will be beneficial to the them, but also might serve other purposes, such as providing resources for us. In permaculture, these kinds of associations are known as plants guilds. This post talks about the considerations I took is designing fruit tree guilds for my apples and pears. Guilds are like next-level companion planting, with a twist. A guild is a grouping a plants, trees, animals, insects and…

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