Make an edible garden border
Make the most of a sunny path with an edging of good-looking herbs and veggies
Plant edibles for attractive (and tasty) garden beds
Line a garden path with herbs and vegetables for fragrance, color, and a delicious harvest all summer.
Click ahead for the plants we used and tips on making a simple gravel path.
How to make a simple gravel path: Step 1
If you don't already have a path or bed to start with, you can make one in a weekend.
First, outline the path by laying down rope or garden hoses; adjust them to get the shape you want.
Edible border plants: Sage
The feltlike, oblong leaves of ‘Purpurascens’ sage are violet when young, echoing eggplant hues. (They age to gray-green.) Plants grow to 3 feet tall.
Edible border plants: Eggplant
Japanese eggplant produces lavender blossoms and glossy purple fruit on plants reaching 3 feet tall.
Edible border plants: Beans
Thin, pale gold ‘Roc d’Or’ beans cover bushes that stay under 2 feet tall and produce through the season.
Edible border plants: Peppers
Spicy ‘Hungarian Yellow Wax (Hot)’ peppers eventually mature to red—they can be harvested when either color.
Edible border plants: Basil
‘Purple Ruffles’ basil has large, spicy leaves on plants that are 2 feet tall.