FIRST PLANT IN THE NEW FOOD FOREST AREA!! ARONIA BERRY!!
Planted a couple aronia berry bushes today. They are the first two plants to go in the new food Forest Area my chickens prepped for me. Will also be planting other bushes like blueberries and pineapple sage at the southern Edge of this food Forest.
The aronia berry AKA chokeberry is a very tart tasting berry. They're very high in antioxidants and can help with urinary functions and blood pressure.
I think it took me about 7 minutes to plant both of these and two of those minutes were taking pictures. There's about 4 inches of wood chips and leaf mulch on top of the soil. The soil itself is a very Sandy rich soil and is easy to dig.
After taking the aronia berry out of the bag it was easier to tell how deep to plant it. You want the soil about where it was before it was pulled up for transplant. Then push the mulch back over and patted it down.
The first two plants in the new food Forest Area!
These are some Elderberry that are going to be behind the smaller bushes at the southern Edge.
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I contemplated getting the Aronia berries...maybe this season. Have you tasted them yet? What is their flavor like?
Sounds interesting! I need more bitters in my diet. Good for bile production and immunity... great post! I have seeded 25 new blueberry bushes... freaking chickens got in the garden today while I was out... arghhhhhhhh!!! Hope I have 10 good ones left, have a few sold...
Bitters have amazing health benefits not just limited to digestion.
awesome! we planted many aronia last year and i must say they are quite the hardy plant! i think they're fantastic for permaculture plantings (we're using them in one as well). :)
Hadnt heard of Aronia berries before. Thanks for posting, ones plant knowledge can never be enough.
badass i planted a blueberry bush at the top of the hill in my front yard last week!