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Integrating growing food in the landscape

This is one of the benefits of growing edible plants: many vegetables and herbs look pretty picturesque for both your landscape and your dining table. Listen to these expert tips to create your own edible landscape, no matter where you live or what size your land property is.

Even the residents of the flats with no balconies can grow grass, salads, and much more on the windowsill of a sunny window. For this, ordinary flower pots are suitable.

Grow food in containers of all shapes and sizes, even if space is limited. Mix containers of different designs and heights for an unusual and unique design.

Container gardening is not just for beginners. This method often becomes a good choice for busy families or experienced gardeners who want to make every piece of their landscape not just beautiful but also productive. For best results, be sure to fill the pots with high-quality soil.

If you have a yard, you can grow plants directly in the ground or choose raised beds for planting. High beds should be designed in the same style as the landscape style of the entire garden, the presence of such beds will bring your design to a new level and give the garden order.

Allow vegetables and herbs to replace ornamental plants. Consider using attractive plants such as Lacinato cabbage, purple basil, or curly parsley, where you usually plant decorative flowers or herbs.

Use low-growing grass, such as thyme, as ground-covering plants.

Try rosemary, lavender, or golden bunting in group planting as borders to add texture to the landscape.

You can use both large vegetables and tall grass in the composition of the landscape so that they serve as a background for other plants. Try cormorants, artichokes, lemongrass, and fennel as one.

In the fall, you can fill the voids in the landscape with cabbage, lettuce, or borecole. Plants can be planted both in large groups and individually, as well as used as annuals and perennials if overwintered.

When the soil warms up in the spring, cabbage and lettuce can be replaced with basil, eggplant, or pepper.

An edible landscape is an opportunity to bring fruit plants to your garden. If trees and shrubs already grow in your garden, you need to understand which of them can be replaced by fruit ones. A popular plant in edible landscape design is hazel.

In the edible landscape, among your usual ornamental flowers and bushes, herbs, fruits, flowers, and vegetables are hidden that you can - yes - eat! It all comes down to choosing the right nutritional supplements for your space.

About the author

Melisa Marzett is a freelance writer who is also a translator and a former journalist. Currently working for, she writes articles on different issues doing a proper research work in advance. Apart from work, she loves nature, picnics, traveling, sports, and is an animal rights activist.