Edible Gardens 111 Ideabooks

Summer is the height of gardening season. Farmer's markets and roadside stands are filled with fresh produce, while home gardens are at the peak of production. It’s a time when eating fresh and healthy is easy and enticing. To reach this stage, you need to start early — in late winter and early spring. That’s...
Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden
If you're dreaming of growing your own vegetables this coming season, then building a raised garden box is the perfect springtime project for you. With a few supplies, tools and these easy-to-follow instructions, you'll be slicing into your very own...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Lettuce
Lettuce is more than the iceberg variety of diner dinner salads. In fact, even iceberg lettuce (also known as crisphead) is no longer that familiar. The lettuce family is huge and rapidly growing. Lettuce itself is still a standard for salads, but it...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Salad Greens
Salad greens have been edging lettuce out of the culinary spotlight for some time, finding a place not only in everyday salads but also in sandwiches...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Peas
Fresh peas are a sign of spring, one of the sweetest, most tempting offerings of the garden. They’re also less well known as a fall and even a winter crop for mild areas, as they thrive in cool weather. There are two general types of peas....
6 Ways to Grow Edibles in Small Places
People are more excited than ever these days to experiment with growing their own food and reaping the rewards of an edible garden. But what if you don’t have a huge amount of space? Are...
How to Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden
Spring is here. Gardeners and local food enthusiasts are growing ingredients for their lunches and dinners, but how about for their drinks? Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestseller The Drunken Botanist, has forged a different...
Advice on Canyon Farming From L.A.'s Vegetable Whisperer
The edible garden is a thing of beauty. It’s personal, and like singing a song, there is no one right way to do it. Lauri Kranz is certainly getting it right. She’s been hailed as the vegetable whisperer of Los Angeles, creating entrancing and productive...
Grow Plum Hybrids for Your Favorite Fruit Flavors
There’s been a proliferation of plum hybrids, crosses between plums and other stone fruits, over the past few decades. Plumcots led the way, but apriums and pluots rapidly gained acceptance. These days you can find peach-plum, nectarine-plum and cherry-plum...
How to Grow Your Own Juicy Plums
If you’re new to growing fruit trees and a little worried about their care needs, a plum might be the way to go. Compared to other fruit trees, they can handle a little less water, and they aren’t as apt to be bothered by pests and diseases. This...
How to Grow Your Own Luscious Cherries
A cherry tree adds beauty to your landscape and deliciousness to your dishes. Cherries are quick to produce, setting ripe fruit not long after their blossoms appear, especially in comparison to the other stone fruits, such as peaches, nectarines, plums...
10 Expert Tips for Growing Edibles in Containers
Most edibles do well in containers, and in some cases even prefer them. For gardeners with poor soil, or no soil at all, container gardening can be a way to create the edible garden your landscape wouldn’t otherwise allow you — all within steps of...
10 Easy Edibles to Grow in Containers
Growing vegetables and herbs is so tempting, especially as the weather warms up. Who doesn’t want to wander out in the garden and pick the freshest, ripest edibles for the next meal? But it can feel like it’s just a dream if you don’t have a sunny...
How to Farm Your Parking Strip
Walk down the street in any Seattle neighborhood these days, and you may be more likely to see Swiss chard or lettuce growing in parking strips than grass. “All over Seattle, vegetable gardens in parking strips are popular,” landscape designer
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