Barbara Rosendahl

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We live on a quarter acre lot in suburbia.  In the process of turning my backyard into a food forest.
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    Forgot to add......Guava, Soursop and Elderberry!
1 month ago

Steve Thorn wrote:Very neat, Barbara!

What are some of the trees you have planted there in Florida?



 Mulberry. Mango. Moringa, Coconut, Barbados Cherry. Papaya. Avocado,. Banana, and just today planted a Loquat and  a native Blackberry.
1 month ago
This is my food forest. Treasure Coast, Florida.
1 month ago

Huxley Harter wrote:You hesitate to move to south Florida, not because a hurricane could destroy your house, but because your concerned about your future food forest.



  When Irma came thru, one of my Papayas lost all of its leaves, but not the fruit!  My Mango got slightly.uprooted, but we propped her right back up and had a bumper crop of mangos this year!  One of our Avocados got knockec over, we couldnt get it back up, so we cut it back.down to the ground, thinking it would not come back.  Well shes back, but unsure if it will produce since it was only a couple of years old at the time.
1 year ago

Dan Allen wrote:

Barbara Rosendahl wrote:

Dan Allen wrote:Awesome project. We have a food forest in the treasure coast region as well. Where our food forest is might see 0-3 light frosts a winter. Like 28-32 for an hour just before sunrise. Average lows in January is something like 54. Yearly average low is 62. Just a couple degrees short of an am/af climate.



 Would love to see photos of your food forest for inspration!  Id like to eventually create walking paths throughout the yard.

 Would you likr some Everglade Tomatoe Seeds?  Weve had a overload this year!



If you look at my profile you can view my permaculture snowbird thread. Lots of pics on there, but I just started last winter, so not as far along as you. I would love some Everglades seeds. I would be happy to contact you when I'm back in Florida in the fall.



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1 year ago

Dan Allen wrote:Awesome project. We have a food forest in the treasure coast region as well. Where our food forest is might see 0-3 light frosts a winter. Like 28-32 for an hour just before sunrise. Average lows in January is something like 54. Yearly average low is 62. Just a couple degrees short of an am/af climate.



 Would love to see photos of your food forest for inspration!  Id like to eventually create walking paths throughout the yard.

 Would you likr some Everglade Tomatoe Seeds?  Weve had a overload this year!
1 year ago

Scott Foster wrote:

Tyler Ludens wrote:Looks fantastic!  Great harvest.




Thanks Tyler!  It's the first year where I produced more than I know what to do with.  I really need to learn canning, drying and pickling.



I can all the time!  It becomes addicting!
1 year ago

Tereza Okava wrote:it does indeed have a lot of seeds, but you can strain them out! Usually you whiz them with water to make juice, but this year I've been experimenting with straining them straight with various tools- centrifugal juicer, augur juicer, cooking and just a plain old strainer, etc. So far the easiest thing is a whiz with the hand blender and strain through a metal strainer. Takes a little bit of time but it's no big deal. So far I've made jam and an AMAZING cake.
I've got 2 vines I put in 2 years ago, the first one gave me 20 pounds, and that was after I gave fruit to my neighbor and cousin. Second one, I haven't harvested yet, not sure what I'm going to do with all this fruit....



Are you in Florida?  Ive got some Everglade Tomato Seeds to trade?
1 year ago

Tereza Okava wrote:If you like passionfruit I bet it would do really well where you are, and you have lots of space where you could put up a line along the fence, for example.



Ive never tried it!  Is it seedy?
1 year ago

Conner Murphy wrote:Definitely looks like the leaves of some type of Dioscorea yam to the right of that moringa.  

Looking like a great start.  I suggest removing some of the grass around those trees while they are getting established, and putting some compost and a heavy layer of mulch.  Young fruit trees will grow slower when they have to compete with grass for food and water.



Yes. It is like housework! Never done but very rewarding!. I just checked my grapvine, will have a bumper crop this year!
1 year ago