Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

8 ways to use edibles as ornamentals

Planning your garden? Mix it up by choosing edibles in place of the usual suspects

Instead of a common perennial with showy leaves
Photo by Linda Lamb Peters; written by Julie Chai

Instead of a common perennial with showy leaves

Plant: Rhubarb for pies.

How to grow: Start bare-root plants in late winter or early spring; in zones 10 and 11, plant in fall as a cool-season annual. Plants reach 3 feet tall. (When harvesting, eat only the stalks; leaves are poisonous.) Best in Sunset climate zones A1–A3 and 1–11 but may do well in 14–24.

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