Perennials I planted in 2016/17 and before

In 2016 I began my food gardening adventure.  I’d grown flowers and herbs for many years but just never got around to growing food. I started out  humbly with just a few small raised boxes where I grew tomatoes and cucumbers.  Along the way I started to learn about permaculture and am moving towards adding more perennial veggies/food plants. Change won’t happen overnight but I’m working to incorporate permaculture principles as I go along. I do try to stay organic as well. There is so much to learn and do…..

Prior to 2018 I’ve added:

  • 2 Hardy Kiwi on an arbor
  • 1 peach tree, 1 apple and 2 plum but only the  peach survived
  • 2 Asian pear last fall
  • 2 small hazelnuts in spring of 2017 but 1 died
  • 2 large hazelnuts in fall of 2018
  • Asparagus bed – some in 2016 and added to fill in in 2017
  • Garlic in fall of 2017
  • Thyme, sage, oregano
  • 2 blueberry bushes in 2016
  • 10 blueberry bushes in fall of 2017
  • 108 lavender plants
  • about a pound of sunchokes
  • 100 tulip & daffodil bulbs (to sell as cut flowers)
  • 1 Schizandra about 6 years ago
  • 2 grape vines, 1 about 5 years ago and 1 spring of 2017
  • 1 goji berry in spring 2017
  • 1 echinacea
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Applemint
  • 2 elderberry bushes in 2016
  • Some early spring flowering bulbs for early bees
  • Bee Balm
  • 2 Lavender plants in 2017
  • 50 saffron crocuses in fall of 2017.
  • Lemon balm
  • Fig – planted one, mice at the bark in winter, planted another, it’s under snow now but I wrapped the branches and trunk. We’ll see….

My  husband has his own little plot and grows our potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, pickling cucumbers and chives.



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