What’s In Season: Food Forest Edition

What’s In Season: Food Forest Edition

Did you know that now is one of the best times of year for food forests? Whether they’re fruit trees, berries, or herbs, perennials are the gift that keeps on giving! Keep reading to learn:
  • What you could harvest from a food forest right now
  • How to turn your own blackberries into Homemade Jam
Busy enjoying all of the benefits that an annual summer garden has to offer? Try these Zucchini Pancakes for a quick and easy dish.
Keep reading for seasonal updates on summer harvesting and fall planting!
Lastly, explore a garden that demonstrates how Backyard Eats makes gardening convenient, hassle-free, and rewarding.

Food Forest Harvest

Here’s what’s ready to harvest in the food forest right now:
  • Peaches
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Elderberries
  • Currants
  • …and more!
The best part? Every layer of a food forest becomes more productive and self-sustaining over time, including perennial trees and shrubs. Your options aren’t limited to berries, either: fruit trees and some herbs are also perennial crops.
Interested in a lush, low-maintenance edible landscape for your space? Book a consultation today to start planning!

Homemade Blackberry Jam

If you’re already enjoying your edible fruits, berries, and herbs, then we want to help you make the most of your backyard harvest!

Try this Homemade Blackberry Jam recipe to enjoy the taste of summer year-round. All it takes is a few simple ingredients.

Curious about how and when to harvest blackberries at home? Visit the new perennial pages on our Harvest Toolkit!

Do you have more zucchini than you know what to do with? Try these Zucchini Pancakes for a quick summer side dish!

Seasonal Updates

Welcome to summer harvest season! Here are some crops that you can expect to be ready in your garden soon:

  • Unique heirloom tomatoes that can ripen indoors (learn more)
  • Cucumber (peak harvest season)
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Green peppers

Our gardeners will bring fall plants starting August 14th.


Most summer plants will stay in the garden for now if they’re going strong! We practice succession planting to extend your summer harvest, instead of completely overhauling the space.


#TBT: Garden Installation

Looking for more fall garden inspiration? Check out this raised bed installation from last fall!
“This panel fence strikes the perfect balance between a sleek custom design and maximum pest prevention! It is clean, unique, totally custom, and keeps out uninvited guests. We used the natural swoop of the driveway to harmonize our install with the existing landscape…
We heard our clients hesitation about mixing a busy schedule with the detailed care a garden can demand, so we installed our automatic irrigation, raised beds that keep things neat and healthy, and a pathway to keep her from weeding those pesky corners.
And last but certainly not least, she wanted to reap the rewards of a new garden ASAP…we planted a hand-selected variety of delicious fall crops to bring life to this new garden! We have a short window of time to get you everything you need to have a garden running during the fall. Don’t wait, call us to book a consult!”

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