Posted on 22-01-2008

Ornamental Vegetable Gardening

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For a long time people thought that vegetables were ugly and so avoided growing them in their gardens. However people are now realising that there are many varieties of ornamental vegetables which look and taste great. Growing your own vegetables can give you a great sense of satisfaction plus they will have a much higher percentage of vitamins and minerals due to the fact that they haven’t had to travel half-way around the world to end up on your plate.

One of the easiest types of ornamental vegetables are lettuces. The leaves can come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and colours. Even if you don’t have a garden you can grown these in pots on your window sill. Other beautiful vegetables include carrots and parsnips with their feather leaves, Brussels sprouts in their dwarf form which are purply-red.

Don’t forget about starting a  Fall vegetable garden.  In additions to vegetables, you should also look at fruit trees such as apple and cherry which produce the prettiest, delicate pastel coloured flowers.  You will find that when you visit your local garden shop you will lots of great garden supplies you will want to buy because you will become very much inspired.

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