Edible Gardens

Posted on: September 30, 2010

Edible gardens continue to grow in popularity among homeowners. Growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs is good for the environment, and provides gardeners with fresh produce throughout the year. If you are thinking about starting your own edible garden, start by deciding which plants you would like to grow.

Vegetables and Herbs

There are a range of vegetables and herbs that easy to grow, even for first time gardeners. Swiss chard, lettuce, zucchini, squash, and tomatoes a popular, and relatively easy, plants to grow. Many homeowners also like to grow fennel, basil, cilantro, mint, and parsley, so they have a constant supply of fresh herbs for cooking. Once you decide which herbs and vegetables you eat on a regular basis, determine how much sun, shade, and water they need to flourish. Then you can start plotting out space for each plant type.

Fruits

Many homeowners also plant fruit trees in their yards. When planting fruit trees, it is important to think about which types of fruits grow well in the area in which you live.

If you are interested in getting professional help in designing your edible garden, contact the landscape designers at Eco Minded Solutions.

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