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The Edible Front Yard

Mow Less, Grow More!

Item Number: BF465

$19.99

Backordered. Available: 05/02/2016

$19.99

Backordered. Available: 05/02/2016

Description

By Ivette Soler

People everywhere are turning patches of soil into bountiful vegetable gardens, and each spring a new crop of beginners picks up trowels and plants seeds for the first time. They're planting tomatoes in raised beds, runner beans in small plots, and strawberries in containers. But there's one place that has, until now, been woefully neglected — the front yard.

And there's good reason. A run-of-the-mill veggie garden, with its raised beds and plots, may not be the most attractive type of garden. Favorite edible plants like tomatoes and cucumbers have a tendency to look a bit scraggy, even in their prime.

Step-by-step instructions for:

  • Converting all or part of a lawn into an edible paradise
  • Specific guidelines for selecting and planting the most attractive edible plants
  • Design advice and plans for the best plant placements, and combinations of edibles with ornamentals

Jump start your own edible garden with our exclusive Gift Seed Tin collection of Soler's favorite "supermodel" seeds that are show-stoppers. A great gift too, that can be used as the basis of a first vegetable garden.

Softcover. 213 pages. Timber Press 2011.

Characteristics

Book Format Softback Year Published 2011
Book Format Softback
Year Published 2011

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April 14, 2016 - Suzanne at Peaceful Valley
Our grandparents or great grandparents did not have to think about what to plant in their landscape, it just made sense to plant something that you can eat. With the shift of populations to urban areas,… read more »
November 21, 2014 - Peaceful Valley
Artichokes are the stars of the edible landscape! Of course we all love to dip them in butter, but artichoke plants also have great garden design elements with their dramatic height, spiky foliage, and… read more »
November 13, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
What makes beer taste so good? It’s the sweet malt combined with a mixture of different hops and herbs. Hops can be bitter, aromatic or both (“dual purpose”). We have some of each of… read more »
September 11, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
When a friend of mine bought his first house he exclaimed, Now I can grow peppers! Even if peppers aren’t your primary reason for having a garden, be sure to add some in a sunny spot. Peppers are… read more »
February 17, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Want an easy edible that looks good too? Include rhubarb in your vegetable garden or your landscape, for brilliant color that the deer won’t bother. Perennial vegetables like rhubarb are such garden… read more »
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Shipping Weight: 2.00 lbs. Dimensions: 10"L x 8.5"W x 0.5"H

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