Popular garden types- pick the ones that fit your lifestyle and design ideas.
There are so many ways that you can easily produce an edible harvest in your own yard, deck or windowsill. Containers are available in a multitude of styles, colors and personalities to best fit your budget and needs. New varieties of plants come out almost daily giving us a plethora of choices to be successful with potted plants. Herbs on the windowsill are handy for adding fresh flavor in a multitude of dishes. Compact vegetables grown on the deck also makes for quick salad prep. The popular trend of strawbale gardening even allows for driveways and other hard surfaces to host productive thriving garden spaces. Also technologies involving self watering containers, drip systems and fashionable watering cans keep plants hydrated as well as saving time. As long as sunlight is available there is a plant to grow there.
Containers and Pots- no yard, no problem
Mix vegetables and herbs with flowers for a colorful and edible container planting!
Straw bale – great for less than desirable soil
Throw down a bale of straw. Prep it for 10 days then plant. Keep watered throughout growing season.
Square foot – high production out of small spaces
Kitchen – combine a wide variety of plants with useful purposes in a careful design
Flowers, fruit trees, herbs and vegetables all planted in this showy garden.
Production Rows – high production farm type gardening
Our busy and hectic lives often don’t leave much time if any for yard work much less gardening. Many of us have a desire to eat local, healthy and organic foods and wish we had the time and the ‘green’ thumb to do it ourselves. If you truly are not able to grow or maintain any of your own plants, the next best thing is to visit your local farmers market and support others who can!