I came across this plant sale online and thought I’d share. The Urbiculture Foundation is having a plant sale. You can purchase either a bulk share, or individual plants of edible landscape plants for you yard.
This looks like an economical way to plant an edible landscape, with plants that will easily integrate into your yard. Over the years, most of these plants will increase in yield and spread. They say that these plants will produce fruit for 10 or more years, if cared for appropriately. Strawberry and raspberry will also expand into the size bed you prepare for them, so be prepared for spreading. If you can’t use a full share on your own, you could “share” a share with a friend. Or you can buy individual plants.
Each full share contains:
- 30 Asparagus Roots
- 80 Strawberry Plants
- 6 Raspberry Plants
- 6 Blueberry Plants (multi variety)
- 4-6 Fruit Trees (multi variety)
They estimate that each share would cost over $450 if you were to buy potted plants at retail nurseries. They provide a discount by purchasing bare-root plants in bulk from reputable wholesale nurseries. Therefore, you can’t customize shares and no partial shares are available.
The only caveat is that this sale ends tomorrow! They also make the following disclaimer: Due to the non-profit nature of this endeavor and the rapidly-depleted inventories of wholesale nurseries, we reserve the right to make substitutions or refunds of our choosing. Possible substitutions or additions include grape vines and cold-hardy kiwi vines.