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Landscaping with Edibles

Edible Plants for Your Backyard

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Planning to do some landscape work on your yard? Think about going with edible plants. An edible landscape will:

  • Reduce your grocery bill
  • Allow you to enjoy foods at peak freshness
  • Make it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Help you to weather financial hardships

Here are some great edibles to work into your landscape design:

Ground Covers

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Chamomile
Vining cranberries
Creeping thyme
Strawberries
Lowbush blueberries

Trees

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Almond
Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Chestnut
Cherry
Crabapple
English Walnut
Fig
Filbert (also known as hazelnut)
Gingko
Lemon
Lime
Mulberry
Nectarine
Olive
Orange
Pawpaw
Peach
Pear
Pecan
Persimmon
Pine
Plum
Quince

Flowers

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Borage
Calendula
Chives
Daylilies
Hibiscus
Lavender
Nasturtium
Pansy
Roses (the hips)
Sunflowers (the seeds)
Violas
More Edible Flowers

Ornamental Shrubs/Plants

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Artichoke
Eggplant
Huckleberries
Lettuce
Lignonberries
Okra
Passion fruit
Peanuts
Peppers
Prickly Pear cactus

Privacy Plantings

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Blackberries
Bush apricots
Bush cherries
Chokecherries
Elderberries
Goji berries
Gooseberries
Highbush blueberries
Honeyberries
Jostaberries
Mulberries
Pomegranates
Raspberries
Roses (the hips)
Saskatoons

Vining Plants

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Beans
Grapes
Kiwi
Squash
Peas

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