Ezekiel 34:25 Micah 4:4

Lyis Food Forestry

Co-creating a New Eden on Earth

Matt 13:31-32 Rev 22:2

About Us

Welcome to Lyis Forestry! We specialize in high-quality potted edible and useful perennial, tree, and shrub seedlings. Explore our site to learn more about our products and services.

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Here can see the species and tools we have on offer: Agapostemon virescens, Althaea officinalis, Ancistrocerus antilope, Apios americana, Asimina triloba, Calendula officinalis, Carya illinoinensis, Castanea mollissima, Chlorophytum comosum, Coccinella, Containers, Corylus americana, Corylus americana var. rubra, Cucurbita pepo var. pepo, Design, Desmanthus illinoensis, Diospyros virginiana, Echinacea purpurea, Energy, Fertilizer, Fruit, Gleditsia triacanthos, Helianthus tuberosum, Hesperis matronalis, Hoverfly, Inga edulis, Irrigation Machinery, Juglans ailantifolia, Long Legged Flies, Lycium chinense, Maclura pomifera, Market, Morus alba x rubra, Oenothera fruticosa, Passiflora molissima, Phaseolus coccineus, Pinus koraiensis, Prunus avium, Prunus cerasus, Prunus salicina, Prunus tenella, Quercus alba, Salix viminalis, Salvia officinalis, Satureja hortensis, Solanum curtilobum, Solanum lycopersicum, Solanum tuberosum, Thymus serpyllum, Worms, Zea mays,

Agapostemon virescens

Agapostemon virescens

Common Name: Toronto Bee

Uses:

  • Other Uses: Effective Pollinator.

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Althaea officinalis

Althaea officinalis

Common Name: Marsh Mallow, Common marshmallow

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil  RootEdible Uses: Egg  Oil  TeaLeaves - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Adhesive  Fibre  Oil  TeethThe dried root is used as a toothbrush or is chewed by teething children.

USDA Hardiness: 3 - 7

Height: 1.2 m

Width: 0.8 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: July to September

Fruiting Time: August to October

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Ancistrocerus antilope

Ancistrocerus antilope

Common Name: Antelope Potter Wasp

Uses:

  • Other Uses: Eats caterpillars and beetles, doesn't sting.

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Apios americana

Apios americana

Common Name: Ground Nut

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Root  Seed  SeedpodEdible Uses: Tuber - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Companion  LatexThere is one report that the plant contains a latex which could be used in the production of rubber.

USDA Hardiness: 3 - 7

Height: 1.2 m

pH Range: 3.5 - 8.4

Flowering Time: June to September

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam

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Asimina triloba

Asimina triloba

Common Name: Papaw

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: FruitEdible Uses: Edible fruit - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Dye  Fibre  Insecticide  Parasiticide  WoodA fibre from the inner bark is used for making strong rope and string.

USDA Hardiness: 5 - 8

Height: 4.5 m

Width: 4 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: May to June

Soil Types: loam

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Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis

Common Name: calendula, Pot Marigold

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Flowers  LeavesEdible Uses: Colouring  TeaLeaves - raw
  • Landscape Uses: Border, Container, Massing, Rock garden
  • Other Uses: Compost  Cosmetic  Dye  Essential  Repellent  Weather forecastingThe growing plant acts as an insect deterrent, it reduces the soil eelworm population.

USDA Hardiness: 2 - 11

Height: 0.6 m

Width: 0.5 m

pH Range: 3.5 - 9

Flowering Time: June to November

Fruiting Time: August to November

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Carya illinoinensis

Carya illinoinensis

Common Name: Pecan

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil  SeedEdible Uses: Milk  Oil  TeaSeed - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Fuel  Oil  Parasiticide  WoodWood - coarse-grained, hard, heavy, brittle, not strong.

USDA Hardiness: 5 - 9

Height: 50 m

pH Range: 3.5 - 9

Flowering Time: April to May

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Castanea mollissima

Castanea mollissima

Common Name: Soft Chestnut, Chinese Chestnut

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: SeedEdible Uses: Seed - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Fuel  Tannin  WoodThe bark, leaves, wood and seed husks all contain tannin.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 25 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 7.3

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Chlorophytum comosum

Chlorophytum comosum

Common Name: Spider Plant

Uses:

  • Other Uses: Ornamental, air purification

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Coccinella

Coccinella

Common Name: Ladybug, Ladybird

Uses:

  • Other Uses: Eats a lot of aphids.

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Containers

Containers

Common Name: Pots, Trays

Uses:

  • Other Uses: For growing plants in.

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Corylus americana

Corylus americana

Common Name: Hazelnut, American Hazel

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Oil  SeedEdible Uses: OilSeed - raw or cooked in soups, bread, biscuits, sweets etc
  • Other Uses: Hedge  Hedge  OilThe plant makes a good screening hedge.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 3 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 9

Flowering Time: April to May

Fruiting Time: September to October

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Corylus americana var. rubra

Corylus americana var. rubra

Common Name: Red Hazelnut, Red American Hazel

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Oil  SeedEdible Uses: OilSeed - raw or cooked in soups, bread, biscuits, sweets etc
  • Other Uses: Hedge  Hedge  OilThe plant makes a good screening hedge.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 3 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 9

Flowering Time: April to May

Fruiting Time: September to October

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Cucurbita pepo var. pepo

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo

Common Name: Pumpkin, Field pumpkin, Ozark melon, Texas gourd

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Flowers  Fruit  Leaves  Oil  Oil  Root  SeedEdible Uses: Oil  OilFruit - cooked
  • Other Uses: Miscellany  Oil  OilThe seed contains 34 - 54% of a semi-drying oil.

USDA Hardiness: 2 - 11

Height: 0.6 m

Width: 5 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: July to September

Fruiting Time: August to October

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Design

Design

Common Name: Unknown

Uses:

  • N/A

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Desmanthus illinoensis

Desmanthus illinoensis

Common Name: Prairie Mimosa, Illinois bundleflower

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: SeedEdible Uses: Seed - cooked
  • Other Uses: Root bark of D.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 1.3 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: May to July

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam, heavy-clay

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Diospyros virginiana

Diospyros virginiana

Common Name: American Persimmon, Common persimmon, Persimmon

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Fruit  OilEdible Uses: Coffee  Oil  Sweetener  TeaFruit - raw, cooked or dried and used in breads, cakes, pies, puddings etc
  • Other Uses: Oil  Soil stabilization  WoodCan be used as a rootstock for D.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 20 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Fruiting Time: October to November

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Common Name: Echinacea, Eastern purple coneflower, Hedge Coneflower, Black Sampson , Purple Coneflower

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: LeavesEdible Uses: Leaves
  • Landscape Uses: Border, Container, Massing, Seashore, Specimen
  • Other Uses: Nectar for insects, Deer resistant foliage.

USDA Hardiness: 3 - 10

Height: 1.2 m

Width: 0.5 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: July to August

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam

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Energy

Energy

Common Name: Unknown

Uses:

  • N/A

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Fertilizer

Fertilizer

Common Name: Plant Fertilization

Uses:

  • Other Uses: Discussions about fertilizing our plants.

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Fruit

Fruit

Common Name: Unknown

Uses:

  • N/A

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Gleditsia triacanthos

Gleditsia triacanthos

Common Name: Honey Locust, Thorny Locust

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Seed  SeedpodEdible Uses: Coffee  Drink  Gum  SweetenerSeed - raw or cooked
  • Landscape Uses: Aggressive surface roots possible, Specimen
  • Other Uses: Fodder  Gum  Soil reclamation  Tannin  WoodPlanted for land reclamation on mining waste.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 20 m

Width: 15 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Fruiting Time: October to November

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Helianthus tuberosum

Helianthus tuberosum

Common Name: Sunflower Potato, Jerusalem Artichoke

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: RootEdible Uses: Coffee  SweetenerTubers - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: BiomassThe plants are a good source of biomass.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 2.4 m

Width: 0.6 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Hesperis matronalis

Hesperis matronalis

Common Name: Dame's Rocket

Uses:

  • Other Uses: Blooms from May to July. Great for pollinators.

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Hoverfly

Hoverfly

Common Name: Unknown

Uses:

  • N/A

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Inga edulis

Inga edulis

Common Name: Ice Cream Bean, Monkey Tamarind

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: SeedpodEdible Uses: The pulp surrounding the seeds in the seedpod is white, translucent and jelly-like with a sweet, perfumed flavour
  • Other Uses: Containers  Fencing  Fuel  Hedge  Soil conditioner  Soil stabilization  WoodAgroforestry Uses: Commonly planted as a shade tree in coffee and cacao plantations, since it is fast-growing, fixes atmospheric nitrogen, has a well spreading crown and produces large quantities of leaves which cover the ground and add considerable quantities of organic matter to the soil.

USDA Hardiness: 9 - 12

Height: 18 m

Width: 18 m

pH Range: 3.5 - 7.3

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Irrigation Machinery

Irrigation Machinery

Common Name: Irrigation Machinery

Uses:

  • Other Uses: Watering plants

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Juglans ailantifolia

Juglans ailantifolia

Common Name: Heartnut, Japanese Walnut

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil  SeedEdible Uses: OilSeed - raw, cooked or used in confectionery
  • Other Uses: Companion  Dye  Herbicide  Oil  Tannin  WoodA brown dye is obtained from the seed husks and the bark.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 20 m

Width: 15 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Long Legged Flies

Long Legged Flies

Common Name: Unknown

Uses:

  • N/A

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Lycium chinense

Lycium chinense

Common Name: Goji Berry, Chinese Boxthorn, Chinese desert-thorn

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Fruit  Leaves  Seed  ShootsEdible Uses: Coffee  TeaFruit - raw, cooked in soups etc or dried for later use
  • Other Uses: Hedge  Hedge  Soil stabilizationCan be grown as an informal hedge, succeeding in maritime exposure.

USDA Hardiness: 5 - 9

Height: 2.5 m

Width: 2 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: June to August

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Maclura pomifera

Maclura pomifera

Common Name: Osage Orange, Bois D'Arc

Uses:

  • Landscape Uses: Firewood, Pest tolerant, Aggressive surface roots possible
  • Other Uses: Dye  Fodder  Fuel  Hedge  Hedge  Preservative  Repellent  Shelterbelt  Tannin  WoodA yellow dye is obtained from the bark of the root and the wood.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 9

Height: 15 m

Width: 12 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: May to June

Fruiting Time: September to December

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Market

Market

Common Name: Farmers Markets

Uses:

  • Other Uses: Opportunities to meet and buy in person.

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Morus alba x rubra

Morus alba x rubra

Common Name: White Mulberry, Common Mulberry,

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Fruit  Inner bark  Leaves  Manna  ShootsEdible Uses: TeaFruit - raw
  • Landscape Uses: Pest tolerant, Aggressive surface roots possible, Pollard
  • Other Uses: Biomass  Dye  Fibre  Fodder  Shelterbelt  Tannin  WoodA fibre is obtained from the bark of one-year old stems, it is used in weaving clothes etc.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 9

Height: 18 m

Width: 10 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Fruiting Time: July to August

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Oenothera fruticosa

Oenothera fruticosa

Common Name: Unknown

Uses:

  • N/A

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Passiflora molissima

Passiflora molissima

Common Name: Banana Passion Fruit

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: FruitEdible Uses: Fruit - raw or cooked

USDA Hardiness: 5 - 9

Height: 5 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: July to September

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Phaseolus coccineus

Phaseolus coccineus

Common Name: Runner Bean, Scarlet runner

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Flowers  Leaves  Root  Seed  SeedpodEdible Uses: Immature seedpods - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Nitrogen.

USDA Hardiness: 1 - 12

Height: 3 m

Width: 1 m

pH Range: 6.6 - 8.4

Flowering Time: July to September

Fruiting Time: August to October

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Pinus koraiensis

Pinus koraiensis

Common Name: Korean Nut Pine, Chinese pinenut

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Oil  SeedEdible Uses: Condiment  OilSeed - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Dye  Herbicide  Oil  Resin  Tannin  WoodA tan or green dye is obtained from the needles.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 7

Height: 20 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 7.3

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam

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Prunus avium

Prunus avium

Common Name: Wild Cherry, Sweet cherry

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Fruit  SeedEdible Uses: GumFruit - raw or cooked
  • Landscape Uses: Espalier
  • Other Uses: Dye  Gum  Tannin  WoodAgroforestry Uses: Wild cherry is essentially a pioneer species, and quickly colonises clearings by seeds and suckering, forming secondary woodland, but is often out-competed later by other hardwood species.

USDA Hardiness: 3 - 7

Height: 18 m

Width: 7 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: April to May

Fruiting Time: July to August

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Prunus cerasus

Prunus cerasus

Common Name: Vishnya, Sour Cherry

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Fruit  Oil  Oil  SeedEdible Uses: Gum  Gum  Oil  Oil  TeaFruit - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Adhesive  Dye  Gum  Gum  Hedge  Hedge  Oil  Oil  WoodAgroforestry Uses: Plants can be grown as a hedge, succeeding in fairly exposed positions[K ].

USDA Hardiness: 3 - 7

Height: 6 m

pH Range: 3.5 - 8.4

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Prunus salicina

Prunus salicina

Common Name: Yellow Plum, Japanese Plum

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Fruit  SeedEdible Uses: Fruit - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: DyeA green dye can be obtained from the leaves.

USDA Hardiness: 5 - 8

Height: 4 m

Width: 3 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Fruiting Time: July to August

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Prunus tenella

Prunus tenella

Common Name: Dwarf Almond, Russian Almond

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Fruit  Oil  SeedEdible Uses: OilFruit - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Dye  Oil  RootstockUsed as a frost-resistant rootstock for P.

USDA Hardiness: 2 - 6

Height: 0.8 m

Width: 1.5 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Fruiting Time: July to August

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Quercus alba

Quercus alba

Common Name: White Oak, Hybrid oak

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: SeedEdible Uses: CoffeeSeed - raw or cooked
  • Landscape Uses: Firewood, Pest tolerant, Specimen, Street tree
  • Other Uses: Fuel  Repellent  Tannin  WoodAgroforestry Uses: White oak is potentially valuable for use in reforestation projects, and appears to have potential for use on other types of disturbed sites.

USDA Hardiness: 3 - 9

Height: 20 m

Width: 10 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: April to May

Soil Types: loam, heavy-loam, heavy-clay

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Salix viminalis

Salix viminalis

Common Name: Osier. Basket Willow

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Inner bark  LeavesEdible Uses: Inner bark - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Basketry  Fodder  Soil stabilization  TanninThe stems are very flexible and are used in basket making.

USDA Hardiness: 4 - 8

Height: 6 m

Width: 4 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: April to May

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam, heavy-clay

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Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis

Common Name: Sage, Kitchen sage, Small Leaf Sage, Garden Sage

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Flowers  LeavesEdible Uses: Condiment  TeaLeaves and flowers - raw or cooked
  • Landscape Uses: Border, Container, Massing, Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen
  • Other Uses: Compost  Essential  Repellent  Strewing  TeethThe leaves make excellent tooth cleaners, simply rub the top side of the leaf over the teeth and gums[K].

USDA Hardiness: 5 - 10

Height: 0.6 m

Width: 0.6 m

pH Range: 6.6 - 9

Flowering Time: June to August

Fruiting Time: August to September

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam

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Satureja hortensis

Satureja hortensis

Common Name: Summer Savory

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: LeavesEdible Uses: Condiment  TeaLeaves - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Essential  RepellentThe essential oil from the flowering shoots is used extensively in perfumery, giving a particular quality to the fragrance.

USDA Hardiness: 5 - 9

Height: 0.3 m

Width: 0.4 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 9

Flowering Time: July to August

Fruiting Time: August to September

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam

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Solanum curtilobum

Solanum curtilobum

Common Name: Rucki

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: RootEdible Uses: Root - cooked

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Solanum lycopersicum

Solanum lycopersicum

Common Name: Tomato, Garden Tomato

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Fruit  Oil  SeedEdible Uses: Drink  OilFruit - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Companion  Cosmetic  Insecticide  Oil  Repellent  Soap making  TeethAgroforestry Uses: Tomatoes grow well with asparagus, parsley, brassicas and stinging nettles.

USDA Hardiness: 10 - 12

Height: 2 m

Width: 1.5 m

pH Range: 3.5 - 7.3

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Solanum tuberosum

Solanum tuberosum

Common Name: Andigena

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: RootEdible Uses: RutinRoot - cooked

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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Thymus serpyllum

Thymus serpyllum

Common Name: Creepying Thyme, Wild Thyme

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: LeavesEdible Uses: TeaLeaves - raw in salads or added as a flavouring to cooked foods
  • Landscape Uses: Container, Ground cover, Rock garden, Seashore
  • Other Uses: Deodorant  Disinfectant  Disinfectant  Essential  Fungicide  RepellentAn essential oil from the leaves and flowering tops is used in perfumery, soaps, medicinally etc.

USDA Hardiness: 5 - 9

Height: 0.1 m

Width: 0.3 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 8.4

Flowering Time: July to August

Fruiting Time: August to September

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam

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Worms

Worms

Common Name: Unknown

Uses:

  • N/A

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Zea mays

Zea mays

Common Name: Sweet Corn, Corn

Uses:

  • Edible Parts: Oil  Oil  Pollen  Seed  StemEdible Uses: Coffee  Oil  OilSeed - raw or cooked
  • Other Uses: Adhesive  Fuel  Oil  Oil  Packing  PaperA glue is made from the starch in the seed.

USDA Hardiness: 2 - 11

Height: 2 m

pH Range: 5.1 - 7.3

Flowering Time: July to October

Fruiting Time: September to October

Soil Types: sandy-loam, loam, heavy-loam

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