A "Fedge" is a hedge that is composed of predominantly food-producing plants.
One of the last things I got done before breaking my leg was to fence off a 10' strip along the east side of the north paddock. That 10'-by-360'.
|I purchased two varieties of primo-cane bearing raspberries from the same supplier. The Joan J plants were much huskier than the Polana and did much better. This is a Joan J next to an arugula plant.|
|This Joan J had fruit.|
|Raspberry plant on the extreme right of photo.|
|Polana is supposed to be quite vigorous. It will be interesting to see how they do after they are established.|
|A hazelnut seedling|
|A plum seedling. The seed parent was a variety called South Dakota|
|A strawberry plant|
|The black current suckers did fabulously. That leads me to believe that I lost many plants and seedlings due to pressure from rabbits as black currents are very, very resistant to browsing by herbivores.|
|Another plum seedling|
|A persimmon seedling|
|A plum or peach|
|Amelanchier (June berry) seedling|
The "take" rate was very poor...maybe 3% except for the Joan J and black currents which were almost 100% survivors. That suggests that I need to do a better job protecting my trees from rabbits and my seeds from squirrels.
It also suggests that gooseberries (thorny) might be a good plant to throw into the mix.