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FROM GARDEN TO TABLE Our plants are delivered fresh from local growers, so you know they are healthy and thriving Plant Maintain & Care Shop Edibles Plant Your Edibles _____________________ Grow Your OwnFood & Herbs _____________________ Your local Home Depot Store takes extra careto ensure the plants they carry will live in your area. Shop Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs Vegetable Plants Fruit Trees & Plants Herb Plants Hardiness Zone Find edible plants that will thrive in your landscape. Figure out how cold it gets where you will plant them, then shop in your hardiness zone. These zones are based on the average lowest winter temperatures in your area. Maintain Your Edibles Raised Garden Beds Pots & Planters Soils Plant Care Mulch Garden Tools Enjoy Your Own Garden Harvest Grow some home-grown, fresh edible garden plants in your backyard garden or garden box. Our plants are delivered fresh from local growers, so you know they are healthy, hardy and thriving. Add fresh flavor to your food from your own herb garden. Keep your vegetable plants safe from critters in a raised garden bed. You can enjoy fresh fruit for years to come by planting your favorite fruit tree in your own yard. Check our guides or ask an in-store gardening associate for help narrowing down your choices for your edible landscape. You’ll be eating out of your own garden in no time. But we have your back, If your home edibles don’t last a year, we’ll replace them for free.
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Edible Garden Plants

The most important design elements for an edible landscape are strong, firm lines and structure. With edible plants, the main goal is a diversity of food on your table and not just the look of your yard. However, in a purely aesthetic sense, adding edibles to your design provides a greater mixture of textures, forms, and colors than a typical ornamental landscape. In order to counterbalance this mix of plants, it helps to almost over-emphasize the line and structure of your landscaping elements. A design consideration with edibles is the seasonal nature of the color-flowers, fruit, and/or foliage-and occasional times of reduced drama due to transplanting, harvesting, and soil cultivation. During these times, the importance of strong lines, as defined by pathways, patios, planters, hedges, evergreens, and structures, becomes evident. Long curving beds or interplantings of colorful flowering plants-edible or not-also help tie the design together and provide accents to intrigue your eye. Edible landscaping is more than just planting edibles. Without the backbone of an integrated design, an edible landscape can become just another scraggly vegetable patch.
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Edible Garden Plants

Edible landscaping is the practical integration of food plants within an ornamental or decorative setting. The same design principles as for ornamental landscapes are used, while substituting edible plants such as lettuces, blueberries, vegetables and fruit trees for some of the otherwise unproductive plant material. Using edibles in landscape design can enhance a garden by providing a unique ornamental component with additional health, aesthetic, and economic benefits. Edible landscaping is a mixture of beauty and utility. However, edible landscaping doesn’t have to be all edible. In fact, filling the yard with edibles would often produce too much food for most families, not to mention time and work. Instead, careful planning and the judicious use of fruits, herbs, and vegetables results in a yard that is flavorful, practical, visually pleasing. As a bonus, it’s a great topic for conversation!
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Edible Garden Plants

Grow some home-grown, fresh edible garden plants in your backyard garden or garden box. Our plants are delivered fresh from local growers, so you know they are healthy, hardy and thriving. Add fresh flavor to your food from your own herb garden. Keep your vegetable plants safe from critters in a raised garden bed. You can enjoy fresh fruit for years to come by planting your favorite fruit tree in your own yard. Check our guides or ask an in-store gardening associate for help narrowing down your choices for your edible landscape. You’ll be eating out of your own garden in no time. But we have your back, If your home edibles don’t last a year, we’ll replace them for free.
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Edible Garden Plants

Ah, edible flowers, these are one of my favorite garnishing tools! Using edible flowers to decorate a homemade dessert, side dish or salad creates a stunning dish. However, there are a few tips you want to follow when using these decorative beauties. Never eat flowers that come from a florist or nursery unless you know they are grown organically without the use of yucky chemical pesticides. Confirm that any flower you want to use in a dish is in fact edible, not all flowers are edible.
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Edible Garden Plants

Good design is important, but if the plants are not healthy, the best of designs is for naught. The keys to healthy plants are choosing the correct plant for the right place and properly preparing the soil. Most edible plants need at least six hours of mid-day sun to produce well, and be healthy. With few exceptions, most edible plant varieties require soils with fast drainage. Soggy soil is the culprit for many failed edible gardens. Annual fruits and vegetables need soil filled with lots of organic matter and a source of nitrogen.
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Homeowners in all climates-with small or large yards-can benefit from a trellis of cherry tomatoes cascading over the entryway, a fragrant border of colorful and flavorful basils, or a prolific semi-dwarf apple tree or two. There are tasty and ornamental edible plants for just about any garden setting in any climate. Only the most shady areas and soggy soils are not suitable. The sunniest spots and the areas with the choicest soil are best reserved for most fruit trees and annual vegetables. On the other hand, there are culinary herbs suitable for rocky or poor soils, and a few perennial edibles for wet locations. Theoretically, any edible plant can be used in an ornamental landscape; but practically and aesthetically, some are better suited than others.
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BHG.com Gardening Edible Gardening Edible Gardening Why should you grow your own vegetables and fruit? For starters, you’ll save money on your grocery bills. Of course, you’ll also know exactly what you are feeding your family — and you’ll have fun doing something together that is easier than you think. But if you’re a beginner, you need to decide what to grow, where to grow it, and how to tend to it. Start with information that encompasses the basics and more, giving you a great start on your way to reaping the rewards of your own vegetable garden. If you don’t have as much space as you’d like, try vegetable gardening in containers — or on a doorstep, deck, patio, or balcony. Our free vegetable garden plans take the guesswork out of where and how to place crops. If you’ve mastered the art of growing your own vegetables but aren’t sure when to gather different types, turn to the harvest guide, which can help you with tips on fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Speaking of fruits, if you haven’t considered growing your own, get going with information on how to grow your own blueberries. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email
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With any edible landscape, I urge folks to start small. Small and simple means you can easily maintain what you’ve started. Temper spring enthusiasm with the knowledge that many edible plants not only need maintenance (mulching, watering, weeding, feeding, and pruning), but also take effort in the form of harvesting and cooking- and preserving a large harvest. Choose dwarf fruit trees over standard-size trees and select fruit varieties that spread the harvest over many months.
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Certainly, an edible landscape is one of the most rewarding yards one can have. You’ll be able to grow tasty treats that can’t be bought for love or money, often with enough to share with friends and neighbors. An edible landscape is the only form of gardening that truly nurtures all the senses.
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Edible Gardening Why should you grow your own vegetables and fruit? For starters, you’ll save money on your grocery bills. Of course, you’ll also know exactly what you are feeding your family — and you’ll have fun doing something together that is easier than you think. But if you’re a beginner, you need to decide what to grow, where to grow it, and how to tend to it. Start with information that encompasses the basics and more, giving you a great start on your way to reaping the rewards of your own vegetable garden. If you don’t have as much space as you’d like, try vegetable gardening in containers — or on a doorstep, deck, patio, or balcony. Our free vegetable garden plans take the guesswork out of where and how to place crops. If you’ve mastered the art of growing your own vegetables but aren’t sure when to gather different types, turn to the harvest guide, which can help you with tips on fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Speaking of fruits, if you haven’t considered growing your own, get going with information on how to grow your own blueberries.

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