It’s early Memorial Day weekend in my small space urban garden. My edible perennials are really taking off! As my berries and fruits trees are getting more established, they are now beginning to bear fruit! I continue to train plants to grow on a variety of trellis systems to increase plant density. Espalier pruning techniques have kept trees looking nice while remaining compact.

As many over-story plants are getting established, I continue to layer in some smaller, plants which include herbs, flowers, and fruit bearing ground covers. I’ve set up a few mini fruit tree guilds and other companion plantings.

In the one acidic loving fruit bed I have blueberries, lingonberries and wintergreen. These are all quite happy growing alongside each other. At the base of my 4-in-1 stone fruit multi-grafted tree (peach + apricot + plum + nectarine) I also have oregano, citronella balm and yarrow. In another edible landscaping bed I have an Asian persimmon, some honeyberries, Alpine strawberries and garlic chives.

The trellis systems are all in place. No doubt, the passion fruit will be an aggressive grower. My Chinese yam (air potato) is growing very well. And my hardy kiwi is already blooming and setting fruit!

There as for my annual veggies, some plants are growing in conventional raised beds. Others are benefiting from my self-watering beds. I have phased out my SIP totes and built a massive 4ft x 8ft wicking bed. I can’t wait to see how the plants respond!

These are the annual vegetables I’m growing this year:

CONVENTIONAL RAISED GARDEN BEDS:
– Garlic
– Onions
– Peas
– Green Beans
– Corn
– Strawberries
– Alpine Strawberries

SELF-WATERING BEDS:
– Snap Peas
– Lettuce
– Arugula
– Corn
– Zucchini
– Spaghetti Squash
– Cantaloupe
– Sweet Peppers
– Watermelon

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28 COMMENTS

  1. I know time has passed. Just curious as to how the wild animals have been. I'm in zone 6A more urban/city open front yard space and worried about wild animals visiting, what's the input if you done mind answering. YT

  2. So excited to see your Asian pears!! I know I'm 2 years late seeing this but if you still see/answer comments could you let me know how the Asian pears did….love your unbelievable, beautiful, and edible landscaping!! Saw Kurt Reed's post….flowers are fabulous and can be incorporated into an edible landscape….had to throw my 2 cents in on that (:

  3. Holy Cow! You have to be retired or have lots of help to get that done. Awesome! I have 2 acres that I'm trying to turn into a food forest, plus chickens / bees/ etc…and I'm stuck working mandatory OT 6 days a week. I can't even figure out where I'm planting the 1000s of things I have coming/ growing in my basement. I think I surpassed crazy growing mode. Your YARD IS AMAZING!

  4. You are an inspiration to me and I'm sure tons of other people. How long did it take you to get this whole garden in place? I'm going to look on your channel for videos about how you started. I fight with weeds all the time and I'm now trying to cover my planting area with wood chips. Keep up the good work! You present a way for people to be self-sustaining and self-sufficient, even in the face of climate change and other threats to our food supply.

  5. Thank you for your great videos. After a March snowstorm, it's great to watch these videos and look forward to gardening season. Really love your creativity and hope to build some of your SIP raised beds this year.

  6. Great tour of your garden. Smartly put together. You made mention of your good friend, climate change, and I am assuming you mean man-made climate change. Would you do a video to substaintiate your good friend, man-made climate change. Please touch on the archeological evidence of the massive changes in temperature pre-industrialized world, to include both ice ages. Touch on the temperature data that says there has been no significant "warming" in the last 20 years or so. Touch on the hystaria of global cooling of the early 1970's and touch on the direct correspondance of increased activity on the Sun parrallels increases of Earth's Temperature as well as the direct correspondence of lesser activbity to lower temperatures. This is a serious request, not tongue in cheeck. I think the garden is great!!!!