Flowers aren’t the only beautiful option for your pots and garden. Edible plants, including many vegetables, are becoming mainstays in the modern landscape.
Consuming only locally grown food is a way to inject money into the local economy, support small farmers and reduce the pollution associated with shipping foods from such far flung places.
Most vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals, so quit worrying about how to pronounce acai or where to find seaweed in the supermarket and instead grow powerhouse veggies in your own backyard.
Growing vegetables and flowers from seeds instead of just buying nursery plants may seem like an exercise in delayed gratification, but it’s actually lack of patience that spurs most gardeners to sprout seeds indoors, ahead of the growing season.