My Permaculture Food Forest provides food in the heat.
Yesterday was the hottest day for several years but as the photo shows there was still a good harvest of food from my garden.
The plate contains some of the wonderful permaculture foods including Brazilian the crunchy, curly leaved perennial that seems to just go on growing in hot and dry weather while all around other plants wilt.
The egg like plant with purple stripes is a pepino a melon like fruit with a delicious sweetness when soft to the touch.
Purslane is also on my evening's plate. This plant is another favorite in permaculture gardens because of it contains alpha-linolenic acid, the highly
sought after Omega-3 fatty acids usually obtained from fish oil. I eat purslane daily much less expensive than fish oil and much more accessible.
Among the tomatoes, passionfruit, mints, dandelions and peppers you will also see a large purple sweet potato.
At last I have succeeded in growing these thanks to my friend Monica from New Guinea. Monica showed me how to twirl long sweet potato runners into loops and place a group of these loops into the earth on a raised mound. Now about five months later I am amazed at the size of the sweet potatoes I am harvesting. There will be a lot more of these loops placed into mounds in my new food forest.