edible landscaping

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 - 10:04pm

Edible Landscaping as a Gray Man Defense

Arctic kiwi vine

The Gray Man concept started out as a self-defense tactic. But it applies to not standing out in other ways. In general, unless you really know and trust your neighbors, one should not expect a kitchen garden to go unmolested in a severe crisis. But they will probably leave your decorative plants alone.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 - 11:37am

Fiddlehead ferns

One of the biggest challenges a home vegetable gardening enthusiast has is finding perennial vegetables, particularly ones that can be used in edible landscaping. Other than asparagus and artichokes, what choices are there?

How about fiddleheads?

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 - 10:40am

Trellis on a wall: edible landscaping

I recently had a request from a new homeowner: she had a wall where she wanted to screen an unsightly view, and wanted to grow something edible there. What would I recommend?  I thought I would post the results of my research. Understand that she lives in Zone 8 and is dealing with sandy & clay soils.

Sunny Location:
Recommendations Maypop (Passion Fruit) and Scarlet Runner Beans.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 - 6:21pm

Pindo Palm

I just discovered another front-yard plant: the Pindo Palm Tree.  Pretty, huh? But wait - there's more.

It's productive, too. Look at all that fruit!

Wiki

Growing Your Own Fruits & Vegetables

Growing your own fruits & vegetables is a process of urban agriculture, suburban gardening, or small farming of food for non-commercial use; including everything from windowsill herb gardens to small, self-sustaining farms. It can be a form of permaculture or organic gardening – or may involve the use of small-scale chemicals & fertilizers.