The owner of my North Florida Food Forest Project sent a few photos yesterday. Lots of fruit coming in right now.
Check out these big blueberry bushes:
That’s a pretty good patch. Here’s the other side:
And a kumquat I planted in the backyard. It was only foot or so tall when I put it in:
This was another little tree that has grown – a beautiful “Flying Dragon” trifoliate orange:
And here, to the left, is a wild plum, then a fig in the middle, then a little apple cactus on the right:
That apple cactus doesn’t’ seem to have done much in the six years or so since I planted it, but the fig looks great. The plum planted itself and I just let it grow years ago.
Finally, this grapefruit looks amazing:
I planted a row of citrus alongside a silverthorn hedge and mulched them all heavily, and fed and watered well at establishment. They are some of the best-looking citrus I have ever seen. They seem to like the mulch and the chop and drop and nitrogen provided by the silverthorn.
Sometimes I miss this old food forest. Would love to get back in there and add more layers.
It seems I’m better at building systems than I am at keeping them. I am very glad that the new owner loves plants – it would be so sad to see it gone! She has done a great job keeping the system intact.
Lovely! Many thank to her for sharing the update with us!
What failed there? Looks like only the apple cactus is bored.
What you were doing on that property is what hooked me as a sub. Very nice to get an update.
That was the first of four properties I’ve watched you build and leave behind.
I hope you get to linger somewhere longer at some point, though the gifts you’ve left behind are clearly bringing joy to those who follow.