Best 12 Ideas for your Edible GardenBest 12 Ideas for your Edible Garden
Creative ways to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs whether you have a big garden or a balcony with pots
1. Use raised beds
A raised bed is the way to go if your soil isn’t up to par. Construct the bed frame using materials like untreated wood, bricks or stone. Be sure it’s at least 40 centimeters deep to allow plant roots to grow. Fill the bed with topsoil or triple mix; compost or composted manure may be added for heavy feeders.
2. Keep herbs handy for easy clipping
Summertime meals are made for just-picked flavors from the garden, so keep savory herbs in pots near your back door for quick snipping when you’re cooking up a storm.
3. Make it pretty
Play with color—juicy red, deep aubergine, and crisp citrine—and texture to create attractive displays that are as easy on your eyes as they are on your taste buds. Lettuce, with its striking foliage, makes for a lovely edible garden border in early spring. Once the lettuce is harvested, plant small, colorful hot peppers (like habanero or jalapeño).