Make the facade of your house an edible garden

Faites de la façade de votre maison un jardin comestible

You would like the facade of your house is made up of a productive development and foster ? Rather than trace only of ornamental plants, you can plant in front of your residence, shrubs, fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers !

Municipal policies

Many municipalities in quebec have recently, policies of urban agriculture and the cultivation of vegetable crops is now permitted in front of the houses on their territory.

The edible landscaping is a technique which consists in creating a garden in which are grown plants that can be eaten. Planning that is edible can be composed of both trees, walnuts, fruit trees and berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers. By introducing various species of edible plants in your garden, this will allow for the creation of a place of life, functional and environmentally friendly while producing healthy food, fresh and local.

However, vegetable crops such as tomatoes are considered by many people as being unsightly and should in their opinion be cultivated as far as possible from the house, out of sight. This design is not quite fair since many edible plants, like swiss chard, the kale, the persil and the chili, for example, are as beautiful as the many flowers. As well, since it consists of plants just as beautiful as good, an edible landscaping can be installed everywhere, in front of a residence such as on a terrace.

The calendar of the gardener

The work to be done at the beginning of June

  • Planting annuals and vegetable crops of tropical origin as well as bulbous plants with summer bloom, which are sensitive to the cold.
  • To begin the fertilizing of garden plants and annual flowers grown in containers.
  • Prune the foliage of flowering bulbs in spring when it is faded and yellow.
  • Staking large perennials.
  • Prune conifers with needles, such as spruce.

The kales leaves that are bluish edible and have been incorporated into this ornamental raised bed.

Introduce edible plants into an existing garden

The best way to integrate edible plants to the development’s existing façade of the home is certainly of the planting in the raised beds in the company of ornamental plants and typical, just as it does each spring with the annual flowers. With time, it will be possible to come to the transformation of your landscape is not as productive in an edible garden and utility.

Another simple and effective way to introduce edible plants into landscaping existing is certainly grown in a container. Grown in a pot or tray, vegetables and herbs can be easily integrated into the flower beds existing or on a terrace.

Amenities of edible plants in containers.

Use of containers

A host of edible plants are well adapted to the culture containers. Herbs and leafy vegetables are among the vegetables most easily grown in pots. Several cultivars of eggplants, tomatoes and peppers of small size have also been developed in recent years and are suitable also for the cultivation in containers. On the other hand, some of the berry as the berry and raspberries can also be grown in pots without difficulty.

Landscaping consisting of both ornamental plants typical and edible plants, such as agaves, begonias, red cabbage and orpins.

Create a landscaping edible

When creating a new edible landscaping, the first step is to integrate the planting of trees and shrubs fruit.

Of course, you can plant an apple tree or a plum tree, but I suggest you rather opt for fruit trees, rustic and low maintenance, such as saskatoon berries, sea-buckthorn or cherry trees in a part of the series SK, such as “Romeo” and ” Valentine “.

If you garden in an urban environment and that you have land to the limited size, rather than planting a fruit tree, you can turn towards of shrubs with fruit of small size or plant a kiwi arctic, a fruit shrub climbing perfectly hardy in our climate. Recently developed, some cultivars of blueberries, of camérisiers and raspberry bushes have small dimensions and are perfectly suited to urban development or cultivation in containers.

Choose from edible plants well adapted to the conditions prevalent in your yard. The kale and lettuce can tolerate partial shade.

Place plants vegetables perennials

Once the structure is given to an edible landscaping, it then remains to introduce herbaceous plants edible, such as vegetables, perennial and annual herbs and edible flowers such as daylilies, carnations, marigolds and marigold.

Among the garden plants perennials the most popular for the creation of an edible landscaping include asparagus, chervis, which has a root white sweet very elongated, similar to that of the parsnip, the cabbage marine, whose fleshy leaves and have a taste of cabbage is very concentrated, strawberries, sorrel, lovage and onions of egypt.

These plants are edible perennials can be planted at the base of shrubs and trees and associated according to the same principles that govern the creation of raised beds, typical either according to their heights, shapes and colors. We must also take into account their requirements and their compatibility.

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