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:
– Green Beans
– Alpine Strawberries
– Snap Peas
– Spaghetti Squash
– Sweet Peppers
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