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Edible Landscaping

Plant to Plate with Edible Landscaping

Farm to table cuisine and sustainability are HUGE right now, as are trends like gardening, foraging, and healthy cooking incorporating all things veg. And rather than going out to the supermarket to scour the bins of shipped-in produce, why not be even greener and meaner by sourcing your very own backyard for those veggies you love so much?

We all need landscaping in our yards, regardless of the size. But when you create edible landscaping, you’re taking the space that’s already there and that would already need to be maintained and making it work for you in multiple ways. Not only does edible landscaping look good, it also tastes good. And who doesn’t love that?

Easy Peasy?

Granted, cultivating a delightful garden full of delicious edibles isn’t always easy. For trees and bushes, you’ll need the right soil conditions and keep the pH balanced properly. The same is true for garden beds, which is where a majority of your edible landscaping will happen. Fortunately for you, we at Executive Landscaping, Inc. are ready and willing to help you out in maintaining your soil pH levels and manage the pests with fertilizer treatments and lawn spraying services so that you can grow your very own Garden of Eden.

The Word on Herbs

If you love herbs, you’re in luck, even in this hot and humid Florida climate. Rosemary and thyme will grow green all year long and look fantastic in pots, where their leaves will within arms’ reach for pre-dinner plucking. Herbs of any kind, in fact, make great potted plants, so plant away and create arrangements of pots around areas like patios, decks, and even near doorways.

A few of the herbs that fare well in Florida include:

  • Aloe
  • Basil
  • Cardamom
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemon Grass
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Get Fresh and Fruity

Love fruit? Florida does indeed have climates whose temperamental conditions still allow certain fruits to thrive, with the proper care and maintenance. You’ll need more space for fruits, however, as many of them grow on trees, bushes, and vines that require room to spread out. If you’re a fruit loop, some of the fruits successfully grown in Florida include:

  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Gogi Berries
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Muskmelons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Persimmons
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes (yes, they are fruits, NOT vegetables, contrary to what your can of Chef Boyardee tells you)
  • Watermelons
Veg Out

Not to worry, you can get your veggies. Quite a wide variety of veggies, in fact, grow quite hardily in the harsh conditions so common to Florida. Depending on your willingness to get down and dirty, your edible garden beds can be rife with a veritable rainbow of vegetables, so plant away and get ready to eat up.

Veggies that grow happily in Florida include:

  • Broccoli
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Mustard greens
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes

Regardless of what you’re planning to begin your garden, you’ll need to be mindful of the specific growing seasons to know when to plant your edible landscape. The team at Executive Landscaping has the knowledge to help you get growing, and soon you’ll have a masterpiece both in your yard as well as on your plate.

Give the landscaping experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc., a call to learn more about how we can create an edible landscape that’s an Executive Masterpiece for you today!