20 Feb '12, 10am

Essential Herbs For Your Edible Landscape #gardening #food

Essential Herbs For Your Edible Landscape #gardening #food

I can’t say enough about the benefits of edible landscaping with herbs. A huge benefit for my husband and me is purely culinary: we love to cook. Fresh herbs are expensive at the grocery store and not always available. Having fresh herbs just outside our door for picking at a moment’s notice is a perk we have come to take for granted; hardly a day passes where I’m not out picking fresh rosemary, parsley, or tarragon, for our meals. But there is another equally important reason for incorporating herbs into your edible landscape. From top: thyme, rosemary, and lavender Companion Planting with Herbs Herbs do double-duty in the garden. They are essential to the home chef, but they also contribute to a healthy garden ecosystem. Companion planting is the old (some say ancient) technique of planting certain herbs, vegetables, and other plants in close proximity so that one or bot...

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