Edible Landscape and Garden Design

Developing a garden based on the principles of permaculture, market gardening, and companion planting is incredible rewarding, but it does take time and a bit of trial and error. I have spent years doing the trial and error for our own gardens and as a result have developed the ability to put those techniques into practice for others. Planning is one of my favorite parts of the growing process. If you aren’t taking the time to plan out your garden prior to the growing season, you are missing out on a valuable resource. Doing just a bit of planning ahead of time can save you a lot of headache later. It also allows to the benefit of knowing approximately how many of each plant type you need to purchase. And if you’re like me, it gives you a peek at how much space you have to purchase unplanned plants you intend on squeezing in somewhere.

I’m a designer by trade so it’s in my blood to make things beautiful. And that’s exactly my approach to growing vegetables. If your garden can’t stunning, productive, beneficial to the environment and allow you to go on vacation without weeds taking over, what’s the point of having a garden? You may as well call it a production line and force yourself to go out to weed and pick what’s produced.