Sometimes, discovering which plants are actually edible plants can be a challenge.
My goal with this page is to make it easier to find the plants you need to get your home edible landscaping just right.
So what types of edible plants are there?
Annual plants grow to maturity and produce their seeds during the course of one year. These are useful when you want quick color or a plant to "fill in" a bare spot in your garden.
Perennials are plants that live for more than two years. These can include grasses, shrubs and bushes. Perennial plants give a consistent look to your edible garden and are commonly used as a starting point when planning edible landscaping.
Herbs are edible garden plants that have been traditionally used for seasoning. One way you can tell an herb plant from a regular food plant is the plant's powerful odor and taste -- a little goes a long way!
Cacti and succulents are plants that are suited to dry conditions. They have thick leaves or stems that store water, and are often spiny. Many of them (and their fruits) are edible, too!
Many vine plants have edible leaves, fruit, and/or flowers ... vines can be useful to decorate walls, cover arbors, or to be able to garden vertically in yards with not much space to work with.
What types of trees have edible parts? This page should give you some ideas.
With trees come shade. Knowing which edibles like to live and grow in shade can be very helpful, especially if you have a lot of trees around!
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