Eighteen edibles for poor soil
March 4, 2014Return to the Members' Area main page
Would you like to create your edible landscaping but your yard has really poor soil?
Of course, you could truck in some compost and amendments, but if you have a large lot, this could be unfeasible.
All is not lost!
Here are 18 edible plants that do very well in soil with poor nutritional value:
1) Sweet potatoes
2) Goldenberry (also known as ground cherry and gooseberry) -- Physalis peruviana
4) Miner's lettuce -- Montia perfoliata
6) Saffron crocus -- Crocus sativus
Small flowering plants:
7) Pot Marigold -- Calendula officinalis
8) Alliums (garlic, onion, chives, etc)
10) Legumes (clover, vetch, peas, beans, etc)
11) Fuchsia (F. splendens, F. microphylla, and F. coccinea have the best fruit)
12) Oregon grape -- Mahonia aquifolium
13) Bearberry -- Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Trees (and other tree-height things)
15) Olive -- Olea europaea
16) Sweet Chestnut -- Castanea sativa
18) Italian Stone Pine -- Pinus pinea
I hope these spur on some ideas for your edible landscaping!
Which are your favorite edible plants that do well in poor soil? Did I forget any?
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