I’ve been planting fruit trees for years. I’ve helped install orchards and planted rows of blueberries, grapes, and blackberries. I’ve also launched multiple food forests with great success.
Recently, however, I’ve become quite interested in how much food a gardener could pack into a simple hedge along the edge of his property.
Instead of just a barrier, a hedge becomes a linear food forest.
I’m not just thinking about planting one thing, you see. This idea isn’t about replacing a boxwood hedge with a hedge of blueberries or Nanking cherries.
No—think deeper! Think multiple species!
How exciting would it be to have a hedge containing hazelnuts, apples, grapes, peaches, gooseberries, blackberries, and currants? Or, for those of you in more tropical climes, mangoes, pineapples, passion fruit, cacao, coffee, vanilla, black pepper, guavas, and nutmeg?
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