Edible gardening guide

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

7 edible garden design ideas

Author and gardener Ivette Soler shares tips on growing the perfect kitchen garden in your front yard

Where the edibles are
Photo by Ann Summa; written by Sharon Cohoon

Edibles that blend in

Ivette recommend these herbs that will blend beautifully in your front yard garden:

Basil (Ocimum basilicum): This annual and attractive culinary herb is used in many cuisines. Each variety has a slightly different flavor, so you have an excuse to grow several. Purple-leafed varities like 'Red Rubin' are particularly decorative.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare): A perennial edible with licorice-flavored seeds and young leaves. Wispy and tall, the plant's fronds sway in the wind, adding movement to the garden.


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