When you think about gardening, maybe you picture a beautiful gathering of pansies, petunias, and peonies. Or perhaps you envision a collection of peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, and kale. Both of those ideas are great, but have you ever thought of creating a garden with an edible theme? An edible themed garden is designed to fulfill a particular purpose for you and your family. If you’re curious about edible themed gardens, you’ve come to the right blog! Check out the details on five popular edible themed gardens you might want to try.
- A Cocktail Garden: Do you enjoy cocktails of all kinds? If so, think about all of the fruits, vegetables, and spices you could grow in a cocktail-themed garden. Some examples include basil, cilantro, hot peppers, sage, rosemary, cucumbers, strawberries, and tomatoes. You can serve your own homemade cocktails at your first outdoor party this spring!
- An Herbal Tea Garden: A cup of herbal tea is all the more delicious when it’s made with ingredients from your own garden. If you like the sound of this garden, be sure that your plan includes chamomile, lemongrass, stevia, mint, pineapple sage, lemon balm, ginger, lavender, and thyme.
- A Burrito Garden: Are burritos on your list of favorite foods? If so, think about growing a garden brimming with ingredients for a fabulous burrito. Some delicious ideas for your garden include tomatoes, black beans, cumin, peppers, cilantro, onions, and spinach. Once your garden starts producing, you could have your friends over for a make-your-own-burrito night!
- A Pizza Garden: Chances are good that there’s more than one pizza-lover in your family. This type of garden can supply you with tons of ingredients to pile onto your latest creation. Onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, basil, and oregano are all must-haves for your pizza garden. To add another fun twist to this garden, plant it in the shape of a pizza! Create a circular garden using rocks as a border. Then, divide your pizza garden into sections (slices) with rock borders and dedicate space in each section to different veggies and herbs. Now this is a garden that kids and grandkids will be excited to help with!
- A Snack Garden: This is a fun idea for a garden if you love finger foods. A snack garden is full of things you can pick off the vine and eat. Some items commonly seen in a snack garden include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sugar snap peas, and cherry tomatoes. This garden idea is great for showing young kids how satisfying it is to grow your own veggies and fruits. As the kids get older, they can take on more responsibilities in caring for the snack garden.
Creating an edible themed garden can be even more fun than making a traditional garden. Of course, you could always do both. Happy growing! Thanks for reading. – Alan