The Convenient Edible Landscaping
Edible landscaping is a very convenient and quite rewarding idea that will serve you a dual purpose. Edible landscaping is a general term used to describe the practice of growing landscape plants that are also edible. It is, essentially, the combination of the food garden with the ornamental garden, recognizing that many food plants are attractive in addition to bearing crops. The movement for edible landscaping has been around since at least the first World War, and have begun to see a massive revival around the United States and Europe. Nothing compares to the freshness and flavour of fully ripened fruits and vegetables straight from the garden. You can grow unusual varieties not available in stores. By growing and harvesting your own food you can monitor the level of chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides that are used on them.
When edible plants replace or enhance ornamentals it encourages biodiversity in the garden and creates a more balanced ecosystem by providing food for birds and beneficial insects. With edible landscaping, growing more food locally has the potential to decrease fossil fuel emissions by reducing our dependence on food that is shipped from far away places. And of course, harvesting food from your own garden helps to reduce your grocery bill.