My Backyard Farmer
ADDITIONAL EDIBLE SERVICES ~
are unlimited ideas for adding edibles to your existing property!
Even small areas can produce delicious food for your kitchen...some folks
have farms that fill their whole yard and produce enough food to share with
neighbors and friends. You choose
what is right for you! Even a single
dwarf fruit tree or a grapevine will produce POUNDS of fruit that will taste
better than anything you can buy in a grocery store while providing the
satisfaction of growing it right in your own soil!
This list of installations we have provided for previous customers will
give you some ideas:
Children's Gardens: We believe that ALL children benefit from being part of the experience of growing what they eat! There should be edibles near play areas that children can snack on, right off the plants...teepees of beans to camp under...and berries to eat until their fingers and mouths are purple! We design safe garden areas especially for children, that cater to their tender tastes and sense of whimsy and fun! Let's turn that unused old sandbox into a strawberry farm!
Fruit Trees: Plant one, plant an orchard; use dwarf types for a mini-orchard! Fruit trees come in three sizes - standard, dwarf and semi-dwarf. We can create a living fence with fruit trees or espalier on a wall. There are columnar apples that only need 3-4' of space! Types that perform well in our locale include:
Almond Loquat Pear
Apple Mulberry Persimmon
Apricot Nectarine Plum
Citrus Olive Pomegranate
Fig Paw Paw
can help you SELECT the right varieties, SITE and PLANT them for you and PRUNE
them for best fruit production. We
also PRUNE YOUR EXISTING FRUIT TREES.
Berries: If you have some extra space, there's nothing like your own fresh berries!! Perfect for that sunny strip up against a fence or even along the driveway edge. There are berries that excel in our area:
Blueberries (best in pots) Olallieberries
bask in our warm summers! Try a
juicy, crisp table grape trained on a fence or an arbor. If you have more space, or an unused slope...why not plant a
You can try your hand as a winemaker... Fresh grapes look beautiful on the table and kids love the sweetness.
There are grapes for eating, juicing and for making different types of
We have clients living in condensed settings that allow only a few
containers for growing edibles...yes there are varieties that will grow in pots!
They won't supply all your produce needs, but having a supply of fresh
tomatoes, potatoes or herbs (and more) is certainly possible!