Meet a couple of my wild blue indigo seedlings. Baptisia Australis is a tap rooted perennial herb which can take a little shade though prefers sun and fixes nitrogen. It grows to about 5′ high x 2′ wide and blooms from July to August. It provides shelter and nectar for beneficial insects and bees. It is a fantastic plant to consider when designing an edible food forest.
I had planted some of these outside in the early fall. They were eaten by slugs. So, I planted inside and late (or, from another point of view, early). We’ll see what kind of craziness will be happening in the living room this winter! I hope to design and plant edible food forests everywhere next spring. Front yards, back yards, farms, orchards, vacant lots. I don’t care where! Obviously, I can’t wait!