Perennials forum: What edible perrenials can I grow in Tennessee, zone 6

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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Nov 12, 2013 10:39 PM CST
My priority is to plant some edible perrenials next spring. Fruit trees like apple, pear, persimmon, and grape vines are on the list. I need more noninvasive ideas. Food for people, goats, and/or poultry.

Any ideas? Thanks!
Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
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Dayjillymo
Nov 13, 2013 8:47 AM CST
asparagus
rhubarb
strawberries
gooseberries
nut trees

There are quite a few perennial food crops. I have listed a few of my favorites. You'll have fun with this new project! Smiling
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Nov 13, 2013 8:58 AM CST
Comfrey for goats and chickens. Great compost accelerator too.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 14, 2013 11:12 AM CST
I couldn't live (well, as enjoyably) w/o garlic/chives.
I believe you can grow plums there.
Beautyberry might interest you, or your critters
http://www.eattheweeds.com/beautyberry-jelly-on-a-roll/

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 14, 2013 11:40 AM CST
Hey, we forgot Elderberries.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Nov 16, 2013 7:39 PM CST
Where can I get comfry?
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Nov 16, 2013 8:22 PM CST
This is where we purchased ours:

http://www.coescomfrey.com/comfrey.html
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Nov 17, 2013 9:14 AM CST
Thanks! Roots, cuttings, or one or 2 year plants?
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Nov 17, 2013 12:46 PM CST
They were just little roots I believe. Maybe with a crown? It's been awhile. We have a 50' row my son uses to "treat" the goats or gives them when they are sick.

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