EDIBLE Gardening as part of your LANDSCAPING

There are countless ways to incorporate edibles into your existing landscaping or design for your future landscape enhancements. Simple additions such as blueberry bushes or dwarf cherry trees provide seasonal interest as well as the edible side benefits. Design elements such as raised beds, pots and containers can house strawberries, compact vegetables plants, herbs and more. If you are interested in raspberries consider installing a root barrier surround or mow around them so they don’t end up everywhere you don’t want them.

EDIBLE PLANT CHOICES FOR TRADITIONAL PLANTINGS (some of my favorite swaps)

Flowering Shrubs: Blueberries, Serviceberry,

Flowering Trees: Dwarf Cherry, Apple (must plant 2), Plum, Pear, Serviceberry,

Annuals: lettuce, radish, pansies, nasturtiums

Perennials: oregano, thyme, sage

In Pots: compact vegetable varieties, herbs, blueberries

 

PRODUCTION AND DESIGN

Popular garden types- pick the ones that fit your lifestyle and design ideas.

Straw bale – great for less than desirable soil

Square foot – high production out of small spaces

Kitchen – combine a wide variety of plants with useful purposes in a careful design

Production Rows – high production farm type gardening

 

Need some help in putting your ideas into a great design that works with your lifestyle and available space? Give Amy Voight a call 507-581—6886 or email amy@vhiinc.com and setup your initial site visit today! We can help you on the journey to a great productive landscape.

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