Edible Gardens 120 Ideabooks

This summer enhance your recipes, eliminate extra trips to the grocery store and cultivate a connection with nature with a few sprigs or leaves from an herb plant you’ve grown yourself. Herbs tie all gardeners together, whether grown in a large landscape or in pots on a windowsill, on their own or interplanted with ornamentals,...
How to Grow Your Own Sweet Summer Crops
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,...
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...
8 Last-Minute Additions to a Summer Edible Garden
If that beautiful garden you dreamed of planting in January is still a bare patch of ground in the hot July sun, don’t despair. While gardening articles and books generally recommend spring planting for summer vegetables — the standard caveat of...
How to Grow 10 Favorite Fruit Trees at Home
There’s no denying that the sweetest fruits are those picked off the tree at the peak of ripeness, whether it’s a bunch of cherries you’ve chased the birds away from; a peach so juicy, you have to bend over to avoid staining your clothes; or a crisp...
How to Install a Drip Irrigation System
Drip irrigation is often the first choice for an edible garden. It provides slow and consistent water to the roots of each plant, where they need it the most, and prevents fungal diseases and weeds. It saves you water, because you measure the amount you...
Edible Gardening Essentials: Tips for Traditional Hand Watering
In this day of elaborate drip and irrigation systems, it can be easy to dismiss old-fashioned watering by hand as too time consuming and not water efficient. Those concerns are valid, and a drip system is certainly the system of choice for many edible...
From Concrete Lot to Gracious Organic Garden in Seattle
“It’s about balance,” says painter and horticulturist Amy Ockerlander about the organic gardens surrounding her colorful and eye-catching...
Edible Gardening Essentials: Watering Tips Worth Soaking Up
Watering is essential for any landscape, but it’s at the top of the to-do list if you’re growing an edible garden. Most edibles require regular watering. If you live where summer rainstorms are common, Mother Nature might provide enough to keep everything...
Summer Crops: How to Grow Beans
Green beans are probably one of the most readily available vegetables at the grocery store. So why grow your own? First, they’re easy and quick to produce, making them a good choice for a beginning gardener. Second, and probably more important, growing...
Summer Crops: How to Grow Sunflowers
Summer and sunflowers are a natural pairing. A row of sunflowers marking the end of a summer vegetable garden is a classic look that has the added advantage of attracting butterflies and birds....
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