edible garden design

Edible Plants That Will Increase Your Harvest

Edible Plants That Will Increase Your Harvest

When you think about growing food in your home garden, which plants come to mind first? Do you think of tomatoes, peas, green beans, cucumbers, and other veggies, or do you think of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and fruit trees?

Here’s a question to consider: If you could put in a little more planning up front to get a harvest with less effort later, would you?

How To Design An Edible Hedgerow For Your Homestead

How To Design An Edible Hedgerow For Your Homestead

Are you looking for a landscape design solution that will create privacy, increase your food production, provide wildlife habitat, and add beauty to your yard? Then, how about planting an edible hedgerow?

Wait, what’s a hedgerow? A hedgerow is simply a hedge of trees and/or shrubs that often borders a road, property line, or fence. Historically, hedgerows have been used for windbreaks, growing food, timber, and basket-making materials, and living fences. These are all great functions that be woven into your home’s edible landscape.

How to Stay Connected to Your Garden in the Fall (and Winter)

How to Stay Connected to Your Garden in the Fall (and Winter)

Fall and winter pose an interesting challenge for gardeners. On one hand, it’s really nice to have some forced time away from your garden to rest, relax, and recuperate. On the other hand, if you’re in a cold climate (like me, in Wisconsin), you might start to feel pretty disconnected from your garden over the long and bitterly cold winter months.

Why You Need a Design For a Successful Edible Landscape

Why You Need a Design For a Successful Edible Landscape

A professional quality landscape design will ensure that your edible landscape and outdoor space are super functional, customized for you and your unique space, low maintenance, cost effective, and visually pleasing.

When Is The Best Time To Design Your Edible Landscape?

When Is The Best Time To Design Your Edible Landscape?

Have you been thinking about making changes to your landscape but can’t decide when to actually sit down and create a design? Well, if you’ve been asking yourself, “When is the best time to design my edible landscape?”, I have a short and sweet answer for you…

10 Examples of Edible Gardens That Will Inspire You

10 Examples of Edible Gardens That Will Inspire You

Fall and winter are great times to create garden designs and plans. Whether you’re just getting started and need a full landscape design or simply making some changes to your existing garden, the colder months offer plenty of time to get your best ideas on paper.

Today I have a fun blog post for you. I’ve gathered ten inspiring photos of edible gardens from around the internet. They are all great design examples and offer creative edible landscape ideas for a variety of garden spaces.

What Should You Plant in Your Edible Container Garden?

What Should You Plant in Your Edible Container Garden?

I generally prefer to grow plants directly in the ground, but there are several places that I don’t feel comfortable growing food in our small city lot, like where a garage once stood and along the side of our house.  One project this year is to increase veggie garden space by adding some large container gardens.  

If you’re new to container gardening, here’s a quick into to thrillers, fillers, and spillers.  

  • Thrillers are larger or showier plants than the others in that container.  
  • Fillers do just what their name suggests - fill the space and are typically medium height.  
  • Spillers and cascading plants that grow down the sides of the container.

7 ideas for gorgeous and edible container gardens...