EDIBLE LANDSCAPING. Sub title Lois Royer [email protected] Sometimes creativity is needed to grow your own food. If all the sun is in the front yard If there is no backyard If you want a productive alternative to the lawn If you like to experiment.
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Most Vegetables are annuals
Some are slow to fill in while others rapidly sprawl
Plan for holes in the landscape as plants are harvested
Some plants are just never that attractive
Many fruit trees require regular attention to yield properly, including pruning and insect control
Some varieties need two plants for fertilization- to get fruit
Wonderful article in the July 2009 issue of the Baltimore Urbanite magazine
Scott Carlson discusses his experience with creating an edible landscape in suburban Baltimore
Jon Traunfeld of the University of Md Extension Office gave tips on redesigning typical urban landscapes for growing food
Illustrator Kimberly Battista provided lovely drawings to bring the gardens to life.
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