Now available: PLANTS FOR YOUR FOOD FOREST: an important new book from PFAF. It focuses on the attributes of plants suitable for food forests, what each can contribute to a food forest ecosystem, including carbon sequestration, and the kinds of foods they yield. The book suggests that community and small-scale food forests can provide a real alternative to intensive industrialised agriculture, and help to combat the many inter-related environmental crises that threaten the very future of life on Earth. More >>>

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Annuals 

   
Ammi visnaga

Visnaga
ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Calendula officinalis

Pot Marigold
ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Gynostemma pentaphyllum

Sweet Tea Vine
ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 8 m (26ft 3in)
frost hardy moist soil full sun
 

Matricaria recutita

German Camomile
ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft)

fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
 

       
Trigonella foenum-graecum

Fenugreek
ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in) at a fast rate
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
 
     

 

Biennials

       
Arctium lappa

Great Burdock
BIENNIAL growing to 2 m (6ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Arctium minus

Lesser Burdock
BIENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Oenothera biennis

Evening Primrose
BIENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft)
 fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
Silybum marianum

Milk Thistle
BIENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate
 fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun

 

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Now available: PLANTS FOR YOUR FOOD FOREST: 500 Plants for Temperate Food Forests and Permaculture Gardens.

An important new book from PFAF. It focuses on the attributes of plants suitable for food forests, what each can contribute to a food forest ecosystem, including carbon sequestration, and the kinds of foods they yield. The book suggests that community and small-scale food forests can provide a real alternative to intensive industrialised agriculture, and help to combat the many inter-related environmental crises that threaten the very future of life on Earth.

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