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The Cherry Tree Guild and Natural Pest Control

The Cherry Tree Guild and Natural Pest Control

Cherry Tree Guild & Natural Pest Control: chives, comfrey, shasta daisy ~ via Tenth Acre Farm

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Cherry trees are a good choice for home fruit production, but pests can sometimes be a problem. Here's how we planted our cherry trees using a permaculture guild - a combination of plants that works together to produce more healthy cherries.

Cherry trees are a good choice for home fruit production, but pests can sometimes be a problem. Here's how we planted our cherry trees using a permaculture guild - a combination of plants that works together to produce more healthy cherries.

The Cherry Tree Guild and Natural Pest Control

One of the most pleasant trees you can possibly maintain is a cherry tree. It describes both the tree and the fruit it produces. A cherry fruit is classified as a

Here a gardener planted a persimmon tree and surrounded it with comfrey, the super hardy, amazingly helpful plant to start a fruit tree guild. A tree guilds refers to a combination of multi-functioning plants around a fruit tree or shrub. The plants works in a mutually beneficial way:  for example, nectar plants lure pollinators and shade roots, nitrogen-fixers improve the soil, daffodil bulbs discourage tunneling voles, comfrey helps mine minerals from deep in the earth, etc.

Tree Guilds: A combination of multi-functioning plants around a fruit or nut tree or shrub to be mutually beneficial [Comfrey shown].

How to Avoid Newbie Fruit Gardener Mistakes and save money!                                                                                                                                                                                 More

How to Avoid Newbie Fruit Gardener Mistakes and Save Money

Fruit tree guilds: plant companions to protect and help the fruit tree.

In permaculture, fruit tree guilds are a way of creating a miniature sustainable ecosystem in your yard. Instead of sticking a fruit tree in the ground in the middle of a field and watering and fer.

Sublime Design - traditional permaculture fruit tree guild (companion planting) of cherry tree, comfrey and an allium, in this case nira chives.

Sublime Design - traditional permaculture fruit tree guild (companion planting) of cherry tree, comfrey and an allium, in this case nira chives.

How to plant efficiently with permaculture principles

How to Plant Efficiently With Permaculture Principles

According to “The Henry Doubleday Research Association Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening," companion planting describes the practice of growing different species of plants together for the benefit of one or both. Companion planting around pear trees helps create a diverse growing environment that can attract beneficial insects, repel...

Companion Plants for Fruit Trees

A permaculture forest garden is a great design to strive for! Learn all about food forests and forest gardens.

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Forest gardens are the best, most hands off way to grow your own food. Learn about guilds and food forests in Permaculture What is a Forest Garden?

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