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Using Food-producing Plants in Your Ornamental Spaces

Posted by | June 13, 2021


Published in: The Columbian’s Living in the ‘Couve • June 13, 2021

By Bekah Marten

Excerpt from the Living in the ‘Couve article:

We often relegate food producing fruits and vegetables to a sunny back corner of our yard, but we don’t have to compartmentalize plant types. Many fruit and vegetable plants are beautiful or showy enough to take a prominent place in your landscape. Using edible plants throughout your landscape allows you to make the most of your space. Many people are growing on smaller, suburban lots where space is tight. Incorporating edible plants into your flower beds or other landscaped areas asks plants to be not only eyecatching but also food producing, therefore becoming multi-tasking plants.

Read the entire article online — page 14

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