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 annual front-of-border foliage
Photo by Getty Images / Stockfood; written by Julie Chai

Instead of annual front-of-border foliage

Plant: Loose-leaf lettuce for just-picked salads.

How to grow: In mild-winter/cool-summer regions, sow in early spring and again in late summer or early fall. In cold-winter areas, start seeds after frost has passed in spring; in mild-winter/hot-summer climates, sow in fall and winter. All zones.

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