If you ever worry about where your food comes from, or what kind of chemicals might have been put in or on it, growing your own is a great solution. Plus, you won’t be spending all your cash on organic produce from
Whole Paycheck Whole Foods anymore.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to give up attractive landscaping—an edible garden can look good, too, says Jamie Durie, author of “Edible Garden Design.” (Click the image below to buy the book for a special price of $4.99, until May 18.)
To transform your garden into an Edenic land of bounty, think of swapping your pretty-but-useless ornamental plants for edible ones. Instead of ornamental hedges around the sides, use apple or citrus trees. You can train them to grow against a wall by tying them to a frame—this is called espalier. Durie particularly likes prunus serrula, also known as Tibetan cherry, for this.“The reason I wrote this book is, I got really sick and tired of looking at ugly vegetable gardens,” Durie said in a phone interview from his Southern California home.
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