What to Plant

The Ringing Cedar’s series was written for the Russian people, and then translated into English. Anastasia in the books discusses the kind of food one could expect to plant in a Russian dacha (which is a parcel of government allotted land for food production given free to Russian citizens).

“The same variety that exists in most garden-plots is quite sufficient: raspberries, currants, gooseberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, wild strawberries, any kind of apple tree. Sweet or sour cherries and flowers would be very good too. It does not make any difference how many plants of each kind there are or how big their area of cultivation is.

There are a few ‘definates’, without which it would be difficult to imagine a full energy micro-climate: one of them is sunflowers (at least one plant). There should also be one-and-a-half or two square meters of cereal grains (rye or wheat, for example), and be sure to leave an ‘island’ of at least two square meters for wild growing herbs – ones that are not planted manually. If you have not left any growing around your dacha [kin domain], you can bring in some turf from the forest and thereby create an island of natural growth.”

~ Anastasia in “Anastasia”,
Book 1 of The Ringing Cedars Series, p80 ~

“It is not necessary to plant a whole bed of cucumbers, tomatoes, etc, in this manner; just a few plants each is enough.

~ Anastasia in “Anastasia”,
Book 1 of The Ringing Cedars Series, p79 ~

With this information in mind, and taking the context into Australian conditions, the following food bearing plants are suggested for use.

Decidious Trees Evergreens Berries / Shrubs / Grouncovers
Apple Loquat Stawberry
Pear Carob Currants
Cherry Jelly Palm Raspberry
Plum Olive Blackberry
Apricot Feijoa Blackberry
Peach Citrus Chilean Guava
Nectarine Naranjilla Pepino
Quince Natal Plum
Persimmon Tamarillo Nuts
Fig White Sapote Hazelnut
Mulberry Babaco Chestnut
Jujube Advacado Walnut
Medlar Custard Apple Macadamia
Pomegranate Brazillian Tree Grape Almond
Climbers Andean Walnut