Your Four Season Garden:
A Beautiful Edible Yard All Year



How do you achieve a true four season garden using edible plants? The same way you do it with inedible plants. Let's look deeper.



Creating a four season garden

Gardens which are beautiful year round have what landscape designers call "great bones". In general, what they mean is the essential parts of the yard look good:

  • Hardscape: the walkways and paths make sense, the fences and walls are attractive, the decor fits into the whole theme of the garden.
  • Trees and shrubs: the yard uses evergreen and deciduous edible trees with nice shapes that make your home and gardens look good year round.
  • Perennials: you have chosen edible deciduous perennials which have pleasing forms and colors even when their leaves drop, plus evergreen edible perennials which provide interest all year long. Here's how to choose perennials.

If a yard has four season interest, all that is left is to add in annual plants at the appropriate times, if you want more food or color.



Have a beautiful four season edible garden!

Each season and month has its own unique garden challenges. Here are some ideas and tips to help you make the most of your time in the garden.

Seasonal tips

Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter

Monthly tips

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December




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