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Profitable understory plants

Posted by John Wood 
Profitable understory plants
November 16, 2012 08:16PM
Hey folks, does any one have any suggestions on low maintenance plants that can be grown as a cash crop in the understory. Ideally these would serve as living mulch, etc.

Right now I am looking into horseradish.

J. Wood
Re: Profitable understory plants
November 17, 2012 07:54AM
No experience here (yet), but what about some type of mint? Not sure if that would qualify for the "living mulch" category. I am very interested in any ideas in this area. Comfrey can of course be sold, but I imagine most times it is a value-added comfrey product (at least dried). In our area, there is actually a medicinal/culinary herb CSA -- now maybe there is a unique addition to the orchard CSA!

Clair Kauffman
Zone 6b, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Re: Profitable understory plants
November 21, 2012 11:00AM
John - Our understories are volunteer land, in that, we have allowed some self-seeded herbs, dill, sunflowers and heirloom tomatoes
to grow. We have some of the most unslightly understories you could imagine but we usually produce something there.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2012 07:28PM by Leroy A White.
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