This past weekend I spoke at a Master Gardens event about edible gardening. For anyone interested in learning more about planting their own edible garden, I recommend reading The Edible Front Yard by Ivette Soler. This book is great those with smaller garden spaces or even those with more space to dedicate to gardening. You can also follow Ivette at her Blog, http://thegerminatrix.com/
Here are some quick top five edible plants for the garden:
Imperial Star Artichoke – Annual vegetable with awesome foliage and a really cool bloom!
- Swiss Chard - this is great for growing in containers and is high in antixotiants- great color.
- Brown Turkey Fig - tender- best in pots in Central Ohio
- Hops- Latin name: Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ – hardy, use to make beer and you can eat shoots
- Hardy Kiwi – Latin name: Actindia kolomikta - There are both male and female plants, the male is a more attractive to use in the landscape.