Edible Landscaping: Creating Culinary Gardens

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culinary gardenMany restaurants and food establishments are now choosing to install culinary gardens to grow their own supply of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. Even regular households are discovering the significance of utilising a portion of their backyard as a culinary garden. Those who have found success in this venture suggest that creating a culinary garden brings its own unique aesthetics. Compared with a typical landscape where you see only ornamental flowers and plants, a culinary garden offers more to the owner because the produce is edible.

If you are interested in establishing a culinary garden of your own, Tim Davies Landscaping recommends putting extra attention to the soil quality. As Australia typically has dry soil, improving the ground and adding special compost is necessary if you want to produce succulent veggies, fruits and herbs.

Landscapers recommend the following:

• Prepping the soil and providing adequate drainage
• Proper positioning of the plants
• Sectioning is an effective method to identify plants effectively and provide an organised and systematic appearance to the culinary garden. Place plant herbs in one section, fruits in another and vegetables in a different plot.
• Consider specific plant characteristics. Note that aromatics require the same soil quality to thrive. Vegetables tend to absorb a lot of water, so pair them with herbs that do not require a lot of watering.
• Herbs and other vegetables that require a lot of sunlight can do well on raised beds, as they tend to absorb light quicker.
• Lavender and lemon verbena for instance does well in damp, cool and slightly darker sections.

A Little Trial and Error

When it comes to culinary gardens, a little trial and error is expected, especially if this is your first time. Start small and do not be discouraged if your first outing does not produce the results your desired results. Do not purchase costly and sophisticated gardening tools at once. Start by using a basic shovel, trough and hand rake. Go back to the drawing board and consult the advice of experts to know how you can improve the quality of your culinary garden.