Garden question...who grows their own food?
I know many of you like to garden, but I was wondering how many grow their own food? Do you have a vegetable garden, separate from the other gardens...or do you mix in a few veggies with the flowers?
The idea of a kitchen garden always sounded good to me, so that's been my project, for the last few summers. Combining fruit and vegetables with herbs and flowers makes the garden very pretty, brings in lots of beneficial insects and makes it so easy to go out and collect a few things for a meal. Everything is all together...so you can pick some flowers for the table, grab a few handfuls of green beans, maybe some dill and a few strawberries for dessert! At least that's the idea :)
At some point (maybe when I get the farmhouse remodeled with the big pantry!) I'd like to have a bigger garden, for growing enough food to store over the winter. I still think I'd add flowers and herbs and maybe some more fruit on the edges. Of course, if I use deer fencing to keep the deer out of the corn...I could add some roses, too!
Here are a couple of pictures of the garden. It's more for the overall layout, but I'll try to take more pictures of the actual plants, later. What about you? Any pictures?