The next sub-irrigated planter (SIP) test garden will be a mixture of decorative and edible plants. There was not enough space and sun for edibles in this one. The Center for Urban Greenscaping (CuGreen) is looking for a suitable location.
The possibilities are exciting...and endless! Read this article from Greenhouse Grower
The edibles market is exploding, thanks to new trends that shatter the traditional vegetable garden image by mixing veggies with ornamentals in the landscape or placing them in anything-goes containers. Breeders have brought the fun back into vegetable gardening with new varieties designed to be productive, flavorful and perfectly suited for small-space growing.
While flowers often sell based on looks, vegetables’ selling point is their fruit and what can be done with it. If consumers don’t know how to use a certain vegetable, especially out-of-the-ordinary ones like okra and kohlrabi, they are less apt to grow it in their gardens.
“Selling a vegetable start is easier when a customer knows how to use the fruit they will harvest,” says Jeannine Bogard, business product manager for garden vegetables at Syngenta Flowers. “With vegetables, you really need to push the benefits of that back-end reward.” Read more...