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Growing Edible Vines Ocala FL

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Timberline Company
(352) 427-1427
3200 Se 115th St
Belleview, FL

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Fernview Farm
(352) 245-7905
14978 S. Hwy 301
Summerfield, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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VermiTechnology Unlimited
(352) 591-1111
P.O. Box 130
Orange Lake, FL

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Land and Garden Design
(352) 288-3535
11252 SE 156th Ave
Ocklawaha, FL

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Gulf Coast Garden Center
(727) 522-3074
4355 Haines Rd N
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscaping Services

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Laurel Mountain Stone
(352) 861-0078
9200 Sw Highway 484
Ocala, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Jans Nursery Inc
(352) 489-0226
10765 S Us Highway 41
Dunnellon, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries

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B & B Nursery & Garden Shop
(352) 694-4939
529 NE 36th Ave
Ocala, FL

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New Visions Nursery
(321) 757-7953
1861 North Harbor City Blvd.
Melborne, FL

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Fischer & Fisher Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Inc
(321) 724-4205
6852 Babcock St Se
Palm Bay, FL
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Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services

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Growing Edible Vines

In 1896, American architect Louis Sullivan changed the field of architecture with the concept of “form follows function.” Sullivan designed his buildings with the philosophy that the physical attributes of each structure should be based primarily on its use. His apprentice, Frank Lloyd Wright, took the idea even further by adopting his own philosophy: “form and function are one.” His view combines the architecture of the building itself with both its environment and the people it houses. Wright called it “organic architecture.” Take a look at Fallingwater or either of his Taliesin homes to get a good idea of what he was talking about. According to Wright, nature itself combines form and function in every design.

From the pages of Hobby Farm HomeFor hobby farmers, Wright’s mantra couldn’t be more advantageous; especially when it comes to plants. More often than not, we tend to select plants for our landscape simply for form (they’re pretty) or for function (they taste good). Why, then, don’t we follow Wright’s philosophy more often and select plants that are not only lovely, but also useful? We tend to see our plants as either one or the other. Seldom do we consider the host of plants able to serve our landscape with both form and function.

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If ever there were a group of plants with the ability to satisfy both desires, it would be vines. They are beautiful, welcoming souls willing to be trained this way and that to screen out a neighbor, cover a naked wall, envelop a trellis , shade a patio, buffer road noise or contain children (not by wrapping them up, mind you, but by creating a living fence to keep them corralled). But when we add to this list of functions their ability to produce fruits, we are suddenly blessed with the opportunity to maximize not only our farm’s beauty but also its productivity.

Multifunctional fruit-bearing vines are the perfect fit for hobby farms. Using these vines to fill vertical spaces generates more edibles while taking up less acreage. Clematis and morning glories are pretty plants, indeed, but you can’t eat them (or you shouldn’t, at any rate). Instead, choose from one of these deliciously useful vines to bring Wright’s philosophy to fruition on your farm.

Perennial Vines
With a sturdy frame to support them, perennial fruiting vines can produce for decades. The key to their success is twofold. First and foremost, note the word “sturdy.” According to Stella Otto, author of both The Backyard Berry Book: A Hands-on Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in the Home Garden (Ottographics, 1995) and The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden (Ottographics, Revised ed. 1995), “Perennial vines can grow extensively in a single season, so they need strong support. A good, solid trellis or pergola should do the job. Also, since these fruits are perennial, you’ll want the structure to be long-lasting, not something, like a lightweight mesh, that you will constantly have to re...

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