Underneath this tomato plant, there’s a dark green arbor. When covered with vegetables, you’d never be able to tell it’s there. But once the tomato finishes, pull the spent stems off, and the arbor becomes a focal point.
Mix in flowers
These roses, along with gloriosa daisies and other flowers, provide loads of color among the edibles and attract pollinators.
Don’t stay in the lines
Forget the traditional idea that vegetables and other edibles have to be planted in rows. At first glance, this bed could be a typical ornamental border. That’s because there are clusters of flowers, herbs, fruit and veggies scattered through the bed.
Leave elbow room
When planning a bed with vegetables and flowers, be sure to leave space around each of them. You want to be able to get to the vegetables when it’s time to harvest without damaging any neighboring plants.
Use every inch
Soil tends to be compacted next to driveways and streets. Plus there’s the risk of folks stepping into the bed. Solve both problems with raised beds. They’ll let you garden right up to the street, if you want, and get the most out of your land! But do check your local ordinances first to make sure you can plant there.