YES YOU CAN GROW AN EDIBLE GARDEN ON A HOT, DRY SITE

Jun 14, 2015 by

Difficult garden spots don’t need to deter you from planting trees, herbs and other delicious food plants

Houzz Contributor

Conventional wisdom about food gardens is to locate them in a sheltered position with deep, moist topsoil. But what if your only available gardening space is a windy, sun-baked hillside? There are still edible options for developing that sort of landscape, but it takes careful planning to do it successfully.

There are two main approaches to this common challenge, which are best used in combination: using the toughest food plants available and designing the landscape in a way that moderates the extreme conditions.

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