Does anyone have any experience incorporating food plants (especially vegetables) into their landscapes?
This was selected as Best Answer Sure, one historic source I suspect useful is Sunset Magazine and books. As a landscaping and landscaping services market, there may be three negative factors to consider as you develop your concepts. Many of the folks interested in such approaches are “do it yourself” oriented and/or less affluent. Vegetables, mostly annual or bi-annuals need different levels of care, than say mostly grass, with trim twice a year hedges and seasonal replace the flowers in the bed. Timing for planting, thinning, harvest is critical, often by weeks, sometimes by days. Amount of hand work may be higher esp. for limited plants mixed into ornamental layouts. Home owners interested in such, also are interested in yields. Food plants may require more care about pesticide use. If you are researching in the large, you probably also wish to search on keys like Perma-culture, although the focus tends more toward fruit trees, vines and berries. In the DIY camp, I have several frui