Subtitle A Beginner's Guide to Creating a Productive Food Garden Layer by Layer – From Ground Covers to Trees and Everything in Between
Description Description Design, plant, and tend a self-sustaining, high-yielding food garden that saves space by growing plants the way nature intended—in layers.
Say goodbye to long, straight rows of vegetable plants lined up and waiting for attacks from pests and diseases, and say hello to an interplanted polyculture paradise
, filled with layers of edible plants that outcompete weeds, share resources, and grow beautifully together
In The Layered Edible Garden
, author and food gardening pro Christina Chung of @fluent.garden introduces a modern approach
to home food gardening that follows nature’s lead by growing plants in mixed communities, instead of in agriculture-centric monocultures.
By intentionally including edible plants from 8 different layers
(trees, sub-canopy trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, annuals, ground covers, and edible roots) in your home garden, you’ll be building a mini “food forest”
that will produce food for years to come and require less work
and fewer resources
With the insight found in The Layered Edible Garden
Learn how to transform your home’s landscape into an edible plant community
Meet dozens of plants in each of the 8 layers
Discover the many perks of growing perennial food crops that return to the garden year after year
Find design and planting advice to make your layered edible garden as attractive as it is productive
Be introduced to intensive planting strategies to organize plant layers in a functional and beautiful way
Acquire info on how to establish new planting areas and how to utilize the existing garden features already present
Whether you have sun or shade, a large growing space or a small one, planting many layers of food plants together results in a diverse, low-maintenance edible garden
, filled with plants that help support each other. The future of growing food is multi-layered.