|Wednesday What's New: Edible Landscapes|
|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Wednesday, 12 September 2012|
Edible landscapes are part of the "grow and eat locally" organic food movement that is gaining popularity. With a majority of food supplies being grown in California and trucked to their destination, fruits and vegetables are just not as fresh as they would be if grown locally--at least for those living in the rest of the country.
Edible landscapes of course include not only vegetables, but fruits, nuts, and edible flowers. And of course you can grow them in and amongst the ornamental plants as well. An edible landscape as the article points out can also help reduce grocery bills and ensure you are eating pesticide free food. You can even replace some of that lawn area with edibles.
While many edibles require at least 5 to 6 hours of sun a day, some do not, gooseberries, strawberries, blackberries, nasturtiums, kale, lettuce, cauliflower, thyme, mint, peas, bush beans, and onions for example, can be grown with less sun and can be planted in shady spots in the yard.
The Edible Garden (Sunset)
Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally
Edible Landscaping in the Desert Southwest