Kitchen Garden

PLANNING AN EDIMENTAL GARDEN

I used to have a conventional ornamental garden around the house. It never worked though, because I don’t see the point in growing purely ornamental plants and I have too little time. It just became neglected and weedy, and badly needed a revamp. I wanted the space to produce food for the kitchen, even if it was in small quantities.

I was inspired by Stephen Barstow’s book Around the World in 80 Plants to try an ‘edimental’ garden – that is, one that is both edible and ornamental. The brief was that every plant in it had to

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