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Get Going on a Vegetable and Herb Garden for your Landscape Design


Posted in: Landscaping

10 OTIxMDgwMzE4OC5qcGc=Today, many homeowners are smartly planning home vegetable and herb gardening options to supplement the high cost of food prices and in some cases shortages of certain food products in an area. Many create home gardens to help prep for food storage in case of local disasters, but either way having access to fresh vegetables to eat is always a fantastic idea.

If you’ve never tasted the difference between store bought produce and freshly grown produce, especially if you’re the proud owner of the fresh vegetables, you’d be astounded at the flavor difference. There’s just no words to describe it other than the thought that will come to mind about why you’ve been eating the stuff at the store for so long instead.

Growing vegetables at home is not complicated and your garden design can be simple. It is, however, a lot of hard work, but we have a tip far down this page explaining how you don’t have to lift a finger doing any of the work.

Planning out the garden for your landscape design is the first crucial step to get right. You’ll always be able to find a few tips here and there on how to plan a small vegetable garden for you and your family, but it all comes down to what type of veggies you’re all going to want to eat.

Based on background and ethnicity, your family may prefer red potatoes while another sweet potatoes, and yet another large baking potatoes, so the differences in species and veggie types will be totally unique from garden to garden.

You may like the flavor and shape of a Roma tomato for salads while others prefer the cherry tomato. Regardless, your design should include plenty of options in different vegetable types.

Your home garden should provide you with food for most of the year. Did you know that certain vegetables like are the most cold-hardy so they can be grown in cool weather? Hardy vegetables tolerate hard frosts that are normally 25 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are a few listed. There are also numerous Herbs.

  • Broccoli

  • Spinach

  • Collards

  • Brussels Sprouts

  • English Peas

  • Kohlrabi

  • Leeks

  • Mustard Greens

  • Parsley

  • Radish

  • Turnip

Light frost tolerant vegetables can be planted a little later than hardy veggies, but they still need to be grown during cooler temperatures. These include:

  • Beets

  • Swiss Chard

  • Carrot

  • Salsify

  • Cauliflower

  • Rutabaga

  • Celery

  • Radicchio

  • Chinese Cabbage

  • Lettuce and gourmet salad greens

  • Endive

  • Irish potatoes

And after the frost has passed, you can grow a lot of vegetables like:

  • Beans

  • Tomatoes

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Corn

  • Cucumber

  • Eggplant

  • Squash

  • Pumpkins

  • Peppers

  • Okra

  • Melons

  • Gourds

Also, your garden area should include a green house area so you’ll have plenty of options a lot earlier and later in the year than you would before. In our area of the country, that could be important since so many months are cold here.

Your home’s vegetable patch will give you a lot of options for canning food too, which is the best way to prep for emergency food needs.

Let us sit down with you and plan out a vegetable garden for your home! We can create everything you need for your home garden and can even maintain your vegetable patch for you. You won’t have to lift a finger, but will enjoy all the results. Just give us a call at Chesapeake Landscapes, LLC and we’ll help you make your vegetable garden a success!