Gardens - Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

The ornamental edible garden

By
Patrick Lima
Photography by
John Scanlan

Blend your fruits, vegetables and herbs with the flowers in your garden to create a potager


ornamental-edible-inset1.jpgCreating pathways
A few relatively wide paths (1 to 1.5 m) through the centre and/or around the perimeter allow for easy walking and wheelbarrowing. In a sandy garden, the natural soil, compacted over time, creates a firm, well-drained path. Where clay abounds, resurfacing may be necessary. Sand mixed with small gravel chips makes a dry path. Porous mulch materials such as wood chips or various forms of paving work well, especially when laid over landscape fabric or layers of newspaper or cardboard to prevent weeds.

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