He’s taking reservations for the anticipated annual spring shipment of his plant packages from www.rareplantstore.com. Last winter he sold out in about a week and a half. He has “Fodder Tree” packs, a food forest styled “Fruit & Nut” package, and something for spring color and pollinator support called “Spring Flowers”.
Nick Has five Great Options this Year. They are…
Fodder Trees (3 different size packs)
- Hybrid Poplar
- Hybrid Willow
- White Mulberry
Fruit & Nut Package (only 45 in stock left) 4 each of the following…
- Chinese Chestnut
- Serviceberry (like a blueberry)
Spring Flowers (About 47 are currently left in stock) 2 each of the following…
- White Dogwood
Years ago I told Nick he needed to start a nursery and sell plants. Even if he had to start out buying wholesale while he built up his nursery stock. So he did, and sold out faster than he thought he could. He’s been expanding his business ever since and this year is planting over a thousand new trees alone to use as future cuttings. He has some really cool new types of plants that will probably be making an appearance in some of my growing systems in the near future. But as with everything tree growing, it takes time. So hang in there, things are growing and he should be taking cuttings to root new types of plants in the next couple years.
But for now the plants he has are great for the backbone of any temperate food forest or backyard food production. And when it comes to making sure you are braced against feed cost increases, one of the best things you can do is grow and use fodder trees. Even ducks and chickens go nuts for fodder tree leaves turned into silage with a leaf shredder, leaf bag, and shop vac. Super simple and easy to do.
More information and pricing can be found at www.rareplantstore.com
And if you’re interested in consulting. He will be doing a few consulting tours this winter through summer. You can reach him through email with “Consulting” in the subject line – firstname.lastname@example.org