“There are plenty of ground covers, vines, trees and container plants that will not only beautify your landscape but will also produce a bountiful harvest of herbs, vegetables, fruits and nuts,” said Barrett, editor and publisher of the organic gardening magazine Homegrown and gardening columnist with the Austin American-Statesman.
[...] you don’t want to use these chemicals because they’ll get into your food.
[...] use only well-aged compost and manure that’s free of any potentially dangerous pathogens.
If the thought of having to dig up the ground to plant your fruits and vegetables gives you preemptive pain in the back, consider planting a wheelbarrow garden.
Because wheelbarrows are higher, they’re also a good choice for gardeners who have difficulty getting low to the ground.
[...] before filling it with dirt, drill drainage holes in the bottom of the wheelbarrow to help keep the soil from getting – and staying – too wet.
Aromatic and pungent, the leaves are used to flavor lamb, focaccia, tomato sauce, pizza and pork.
Many have such fascinating foliage they make interesting additions to beds normally reserved for flowers and other ornamentals.
[...] ornamental sweet potato vines are popular for their attractive leaves, but the sweet potato tubers they produce tend to be bitter.
To ensure you plant a tree adapted for our area, talk to local nursery people or the local extension service. …read more