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Converting your entire property into a lush, edible landscape can be fun and rewarding. Of course, there may be design challenges to overcome. In this video, I show you some plants that I’ve placed on my small suburban lot in order to feature verdant greenery, while also creating some seclusion and privacy.

At least 90% of all plant species on my lot are edible or perhaps medicinal in some way. There are the usual berries and fruit trees, from Goumis to Persimmons. But also things that can be used as herbal medicine like St. John’s Wort and Yarrow. New Jersey Tea, Chamomile and Sweet Woodruff can be used in teas. Some things love full sun. But some fruit bearing plants actually do well in shade, such as Jostaberries, Gooseberries and Currants.

If you are serious about digging in, I encourage you to check out some of the books featured in this vid:

Lee Reich:
– Landscaping with Fruit: https://amzn.to/2lMCSqd
– Grow Fruit Naturally: https://amzn.to/2NdBidi
– The Pruning Book: https://amzn.to/2tLtuaB
Michael Judd:
– Edible Landscaping w/ Permaculture Twist: https://amzn.to/2KzBVzA

For all of my book reviews: http://albopepper.com/reviews-gardening-books.php

Edible landscaping just makes good sense. And as you’ve seen in this video, it certainly melds well with conventional gardening techniques too. On my property I have 3 sub-irrigated (self watering) beds that are used for my annual vegetable production. And there are some nice raised beds too!

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2018 June Urban Garden / Edible Landscaping Tour + Plant & Book Ideas (Albopepper Walk-thru)

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