Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Edible Landscaping

4,852 views

Published on

Emily Tepe's edible landscaping presentation

Edible Landscaping

  1. 1. Emily Tepe, Research Fellow<br />University of Minnesota,Dept. of Horticultural Science<br />Edible Landscaping<br />
  2. 2. What is edible landscaping?<br />Why is it a good idea?<br />The U of M Edible Landscape and a few tips<br />Brainstorming<br />Questions<br />You’re inspired!<br />
  3. 3. http://www.kwaree.com/blog/tag/staking-tomato-plants/<br />http://z.about.com/d/gardening/1/0/R/9/OverviewSonny.JPG<br />http://www.bumblebeeblog.com/2008/02/<br />What is edible landscaping?<br />Gardening outside the rows…creatively<br />
  4. 4. http://www.gardenfreshliving.com/2009/02/the-canceling-of-the-west-coast-garden-shows-is-there-hope.html<br />http://youvegottoseethis.myhomeideas.com/see_this/2009/04/go-green-for-earth-day.html<br />http://www.rosalindcreasy.com/tomatoes-and-peppers-in-the-edible-landscape/<br />What is edible landscaping?(my definition)<br />The thoughtful arrangement of edible plants in the landscape to maximize their aesthetic appeal, production and resistance to pests.<br />Treating edibles as ornamentals<br />
  5. 5. Why try edible landscaping?<br />
  6. 6. http://miyouthandfood.msu.edu/projects/index.html<br />Best of both worlds – edible & ornamental<br />Inter-planting reduces pests<br />New textures, forms, colors<br />Grow what you like best<br />Fun for kids<br />Responsible water use<br />Great conversation piece<br />http://www.rosalindcreasy.com/tomatoes-and-peppers-in-the-edible-landscape/<br />
  7. 7. UM Edible Landscape<br />A demonstration garden<br />
  8. 8. Week of May 18, 2009<br />
  9. 9. Week of May 18, 2009<br />
  10. 10. Week of June 15, 2009<br />
  11. 11. Week of June 15, 2009<br />
  12. 12. Week of July 10, 2009<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Timing – Habit - Requirements<br />
  16. 16. A few plants to try<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Easy to Incorporate<br />Kales & mustard greens<br />Leaf<br />lettuces<br />Chard<br />
  19. 19. Variety & Interest<br />Beans & peas on trellis for height<br />Peppers variety of color & size<br />Strawberries for groundcover<br />
  20. 20. Shrubs & Bushes<br />Blueberries<br />Currants & gooseberries<br />Raspberries<br />
  21. 21. Creativity Required<br />TomatoesCreative trellising<br />Eggplant<br />Color & form<br />SquashKeep size in mind<br />
  22. 22. Herbs Everywhere!<br />Basilmany colors & flavors<br />Sagetexture & color variety<br />Thymewith small-flowered annuals<br />
  23. 23. Edible Flowers<br />
  24. 24. Edible Flowers<br />Winter Rye<br /><ul><li>Helps feed soil micro-organisms
  25. 25. Adds organic material to soil
  26. 26. Grows well late in fall, resumes in spring
  27. 27. Prevents erosion, aids in spring weed suppression
  28. 28. Plant 2-3 weeks before frost, till in 30 days before planting</li></li></ul><li>What’s happening in 2010?<br />MN Landscape Arboretum <br />Powerhouse Plants June – October<br />St. Paul Campus demonstration garden<br />“Veggies by the Yard”<br />5 designs – 50 square feet<br />Master Gardeners replicating plantings across the state<br />
  29. 29. Let’s Brainstorm!<br />Qualities for use in the landscape<br />What about this plantwould make it work wellin the landscape?<br />Ideas for use in the landscape<br /><ul><li>Groundcover? Mass planting? Border? Hedge? Foundation? Edging? Container?
  30. 30. What other plants would it look good with?
  31. 31. What ornamental could you replace with this edible?</li></li></ul><li>Height: 3 to 5 feetSpread: 2 to 3 feet<br />Color: light green to purple/bronzeTexture: fringy<br />Flowers: light yellow umbels<br />
  32. 32. Mizuna Mustard<br />Height: 8 to 15 inches<br />Spread: 6 to 12 inches<br />Mounded form<br />Deeply serrated leaves<br />Texture: fringy to jagged<br />
  33. 33. Height: 2 to 6 feet<br />Spread: variable depending on pruning<br />Spread by underground rhizomes…..Yikes, what to do?<br />
  34. 34. Resources<br />Web:<br />UM Edible Landscape Bloghttp://umediblelandscape.blogspot.com/<br />UM Extension: Garden Infohttp://www.extension.umn.edu/<br />Rosalind Creasy’s Edible Landscape Pagehttp://www.rosalindcreasy.com/<br />Books for inspiration:<br />All in One Garden by Graham Rice<br />Creative Vegetable Gardening by Joy Larkcom<br />The Complete Book of Edible Landscapingby Rosalind Creasy<br />
  35. 35. A few tips:<br />Remember timing, habit, requirements<br />Start planning early<br />Be creative…think outside the rows!<br />Think about combinations<br />Don’t be afraid to try something new.<br />
  36. 36. What edibles will YOU grow this year?<br />

×