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Kitchen Gardening

Easy & Edible Planting Designs

These beds look just as good as your flower gardens, except you can eat what’s planted in them

Fine Gardening - Issue 153

I consider myself pretty lucky to have thousands of heirloom vegetable, flower, and herb varieties in my backyard—which happens to be Seed Savers Exchange’s Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa. Although beautiful in their own right, these fields of edibles aren’t exactly picturesque because they are planted for the sole purpose of harvesting and preserving seed. To better showcase the beauty of edibles, we decided to transform an area next to our barn into a productive—yet good-looking—garden plot. Visitors love the new gardens so much that they often ask us how they can create similar plantings.

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