23 May '11, 2pm

Swap Ornamentals for an Edible Landscape: Starting an edible landscape is as easy as planting a fragrant floweri...

Photo: Maurice van der Velden / istock related articles By The Daily Green Staff As spring fever overtakes the land, gardening is occupying more and more weekend time. This year, move in a sustainable direction by converting purely ornamental landscaping into an edible landscape that is both beautiful and nutritious! To get started, first consider a one-to-one substitution. For instance, plant a fruit tree instead of a shade tree, a berry-bearing shrub for an ornamental one, and hot pepper plants for geraniums. Or keep it simple by growing your own tomatoes and herbs in pots on your patio . (They are among the easiest plants to grow .) In choosing what to plant, remember that many fruit and vegetable plantings do best where they receive at least six hours of full sunlight a day. And aim for an organic approach to the garden that focuses on enhancing soil health with compos...

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