Gardening has been a hot topic around my house lately. The past few summers my wife has been interested in creating a garden but the timing has never been right. This summer she is determined to make it happen.
We recently sold our house and purchased a new house, allowing her to fully commit to creating the garden. She recently order vegetable seeds and is starting to make plans on the location of the raised planter bed in the new backyard. I reminded her that in addition to the traditional vegetable garden crops that we could add some edible trees and shrubs. The strong benefit of trees and shrubs besides providing a new source of “groceries” is that we only need to plant them once compared to some vegetables.
There are many choices that we can make but was reminded by one of her magazines to plant what you will eat. That narrows down our choices since we are both picky eaters.
In the end we agreed that we are going to explore finding a space an apple tree.