In addition to the edible fruit they bear, perennial berries are a great low care gardening option, can be planted to provide hedging, shelterbelts, break up wind flow, provide mini sun-traps and are a good backdrop to the lawn.
Rory Harding has a fascination for the less common things we can grow to eat. In this programme I chat to Rory about some of the less well known perennial berries (eg Chilean Guava, worcesterberries, goji berries ) as well as some of the more common ones (eg gooseberries, blueberries). Rory describes in detail how we can propagate gooseberries ourselves from dormant hardwood cuttings, as well as planting requirements and other needs of other berries.
Rory practices urban permaculture methods in his own urban garden and provides information about less common things you can grow here in Dunedin on his website website George Street Orchard. Check it out at http://www.georgestreetorchard.com
To listen to this programme and previous shows with Rory, click on the links below.
Perennial Berries – with Rory Harding. This programme was originally broadcast on the 12th June 2014 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. To listen to the programme please click on http://new.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=7e72dfd2-f521-4aa1-82e6-9ef3348f94c4
Growing Quinoa – with Rory Harding. This programme was originally broadcast on the 18th July 2013 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. To listen to the programme please click on http://www.accessradio.org/media/download/201307121057341373583454-NZOA32k-2013-07-18—Eco-Living-In-Action-Show—Growing-Quinoa.mp3?_uid=1373582491-698-13