Planning your garden? Mix it up by choosing edibles in place of the usual suspects
Plant: A lemon tree for juice and zest year-round.
How to grow: Plant in spring after frost has passed but before summer heat kicks in. ‘Improved Meyer’ grows to 12 feet; on dwarf rootstock, it will be about half the standard height. Zones 8, 9, 12–24, H1, H2.