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You can landscape your property to provide food in what is also ornamental plants and trees. Below is a link to one web site:

Edible Landscaping

Anyone have additional gardening links?

-- Donna Barthuley (, April 16, 1999

Answers Better Homes and Gardens The magazine has all sorts of ideas that can be 'adapted.' Mother Earth News would be good, but they apparently do not publish online. You have to subscribe. An archive is in the works, it looks like, though....but I didn't delve to far into the site.

I am also interested in hearing of others. It is important to remember that the 'zone' you're in determines the feasibility of the plants you are considering growing and when. For example, tropical plants in Minnesota should be in a greenhouse of some sort. As opposed to a whitehouse? Sorry, just a joke!


-- J (, April 16, 1999.

Hey, Donna -

According to "Edible Landscaping", us SoCal types are in "Zone 9-10", which means that we can grow coffee! Why didn't someone tell me? Harvest, roast, grind, and serve... mmmm, yeah!

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), April 16, 1999.

Yessir, Max, we can, and if you mix the dried results with chickory, as they used to in older times, you can make it go farther.

-- Donna Barthuley (, April 16, 1999.

I highly recommend the book "Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew. It cuts the work by two-thirds, and requires so little space that almost anyone can have a garden. A website I like is where you can ask and discuss gardening questions.

-- gilda jessie (, April 16, 1999.

Thanks for the link Donna. There is a web site for Square Foot Gardening but I seem to not have it on my favorites. If someone could provide the URL, I would appreicate it.

-- gilda jessie (, April 16, 1999.

I have a website with all kinds of urls for self sufficiency... one of them gardening links including Square Foot Gardening...

Hope this helps some of you!!! Blessings! Terri

-- Terri (, April 16, 1999.

here is another gardening site I just came across.

-- J (, April 20, 1999.

Wow,...Hey, Mac,...'scuse the typo on your name in my above reply.

I'm going to be adding lots of strawberries to my landscaping,...consider shrubs of all kinds with edible fruit.

-- Donna Barthuley (, April 21, 1999.

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-- Old Git (, June 08, 1999.

Daylilies are an excellent plant for this.

The roots (small tubers) can be eaten almost anytime of the year. They taste different in the spring than the fall, but still edible. The flower stalks are edible. The flowers can be eaten as buds (boiled like green beans), fresh (deep fried with batter, or cut up DON'T eat raw, I've heard of allergies!!) and the dried flowers make a great soup and stew thickener.

Plus, they grow themselves.

-- Jon Williamson (, June 08, 1999.

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