Finding food-producing plants that are also useful in other ways is a great joy of mine. Many culinary herbs, for example, are not only delicious and nutritious, but they may also attract beneficial insects or deter pests. These four shrubs will not only provide berries for you, but also produce nitrogen to fertilize the garden.
Many ornamental and wild fruits are overly tart and seedy when eaten fresh, but become sweet and mellow when made into jelly. Here are five berry-producing plants that are easy to grow and a few ideas for making and using a mixed-fruit jelly.
A hedgerow can offer beauty, productivity, biodiversity, and much more! Discover how to plant a hedgerow to meet your needs.
Fall is the best time to plant fruit trees. With a simple planting process, you can set your fruit trees up for success.
Parking strips are undervalued real estate primed for planting edibles. But there are at least two potential problems with growing in a space that technically does not belong to the homeowner. Here is how to overcome those problems and grow food anyway.
Black raspberries can be a delicious and productive crop for the small landscape. Learn how to train and prune black raspberries for the best harvest.
Growing black raspberries is a simple and rewarding experience, and they behave quite well in the small-scale, edible landscape. Here’s how to grow them.
What if the parking strip could be both beautified and productive at the same time? The parking strip is often overlooked as a location for growing edibles.