GLT's Grow: Edible Landscaping | WGLT

GLT's Grow: Edible Landscaping

Oct 13, 2017

There's an exciting new trend in gardening that's as beautiful as it is delicious.

  • Edible landscaping gives you the chance to eat your yard!
  • It involves growing food crops among landscape plants. So right next to a flowering vine, you can grow a grape vine, or plant herbs such as mint and basil among some ornamentals.
  • Dwarf fruit trees lend beauty to the landscape, plus fruit for putting up ... or into pies.
  • Adding edibles to your landscape design results in a dynamic mixture of textures, colors and silhouettes, rather than just ornamentals alone.
  • Berry shrubs are an excellent choice to start with in an edible landscape.
  • Use a wooden lattice flat on the ground rather than straight up to encourage climbers, and plant a geometric pattern of peppers, butter lettuce or tomato plants.¬†Tomatoes can actually grow better in flower beds because they need to be moved to a different spot each year to prevent disease. Isolating tomato plants from each other also prevents the spread of disease.
  • Don't forget the possibilities of edible flowers! With these, as with all edible landscapes, an organic approach is best. Spraying weed killer where you grow food is a Grow Corporate must-not.

GLT's Grow is your source for sage gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Host Patrick Murphy and co-host Laura Kennedy are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today.

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