Forest gardening is a novel way of growing edible crops - with nature doing most of the work for you. A forest garden is modelled on young natural woodland, with a wide range of crops grown in different vertical layers. Unlike in a conventional garden, there is little need for digging, weeding and pest control. Species are carefully chosen for their beneficial effects on each other, creating a healthly system that maintains its own fertility.
The book provides detailed advice whether you want to plant a small area in your back garden or develop a larger plot and includes advice on planning, design (using permaculture principles), planting and maintenance, and a detailed directory of over 500 trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals, root crops and climbers - almost all of them edible and many very unusual.
Hardback. 384 pages.
Publisher: - Green Books - more
Code: - ISBN: 9781900322621
Year: - 2010
Authors: - Martin Crawford