and i know its not a vegetable, but i think everyone should have atleast a couple of pawpaw trees in their yard. They take up hardly any space and produce heaps of delicious fruit nearly all year round
Best yielding backyard veggies...
Posted Yesterday, 07:44 PM
I agree with more beans. Yellow peas are a nice easy one that you don't see too often on the lists here. Capsicums and chillis usually give me good fruit production for the space. Kale is tasty and can be harvested for greens pretty much daily once they're established, if you plant a few. You probably already know about this thread http://www.shaman-au...showtopic=28431 where survival crops are discussed.
Posted Yesterday, 08:18 PM
^^ lol, it's my fave thread.
But yeah now I've had a look into it...I think I'm just gonna go with container gardening. The whole lead contamination thing seems to be serious business, and I don't really have $100+ to fork out on soil testing. I do however have access to many old pots and containers, some of them being quite large. So I think I'll do that instead, even if it isn't quite as much fun or quite as productive.
Edited by gtarman, Yesterday, 08:22 PM.
my list of self-sufficiency/self-reliance and sustainable living links, books and resources if you're interested
Posted Yesterday, 10:10 PM
ugh what a shame to have to do container gardening when you have yard space. still, it'll give you good practice in case you ever need to move to an apartment, and is a better option that eating lead.
Posted Today, 02:27 PM
if we talk, small space, and maximum return, I would go for herb plants or salad type plants which you eat raw. rocket, is my fav backyard veg, than all basils, parsley, everything green, you can eat raw.
I think it's paramount to eat a little bit of ultra fresh greens everyday.
I believe, some health giving compounds in vegies, decay extremely fast, say within 30 min....after picking.
for a small space, it's more about flavour, than producing.