How to Create an Ornamental Edible Garden

Try these tips for making the food section of your garden more attractive.

Plant a pretty container with a mixture of herbs and edible flowers such as nasturtiums.

Mix your edibles with ornamentals. By interplanting a variety of different plants, you'll boost the attractiveness of your vegetable garden and likely reduce the pest problems often seen in big plantings of the same crop.

You don't have to give up great taste when you choose a good-looking plant. Many types of lettuces and Swiss chard are as pretty to look at as they are good to eat.

Patio Vegetable Garden

Create attractive hardscaping and use seasonal ornamentals that help take the focus away from the beans, potatoes and other veggies that tend to start looking disheveled as they mature.

Small Kitchen Garden DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

This beautiful little kitchen garden features herbs, fruits and vegetables, arranged with easy-to-harvest accessibility in mind. As summer wears on, and some edible plants begin looking a bit tattered, the semi-formal design and stone path hold the look together.

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