Elderberries grow on large shrubs. They produce beautiful white flowers in the spring followed by the dark berries in the summer. This large shrub is a terrific attractant to beneficial insects and hummingbirds as well!
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Raspberries come in various shades of red and gold. These berries are super juicy and are very flavorful! Raspberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however, it takes 2 years for the plant to first produce berries. You can cut any canes that produce fruit at the base after the season is over since they won’t produce again.
Blueberry bushes are a great addition to your garden! These bushes are easy to grow and care for and thrive in acidic soil. You may need to add an acidifier to the soil to help these bushes thrive in your garden. They will not produce fruit until it is a couple years old, but patience is a virtue! Enjoy these tasty berries!
Grapes are one of the most popular fruits to eat but are not commonly grown in many backyards. As beautiful and tasty as they are, grapes should definitely be grown more!
Rosemary is a beautiful bush that can be planted either in a raised bed or around your beds as a shrub. Its distinctive aroma is very pleasing, and it is a wonderful companion plant to almost anything.
Thyme is an herb we grow a lot of. It grows into a beautiful perennial shrub that flowers and fills the air around it with a pleasant aroma.
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that is easy to grow in certain areas. It is best grown as a perennial in climate zones 6 and cooler, but can be grown in others as an annual in the cool season in warmer climates. The plant will die back after the first frost, but will come back in early spring. Rhubarb will thrive in a cool climate and can keep giving you a harvest for up to 20 years!
Oregano is a very popular herb, often added to Italian dishes. Not only will this herb add an ornamental touch to your garden, but it will also be easy to use in the kitchen once it’s been harvested. Oregano is also known as one of the best companion plants for the garden, with its strong scent helping to keep pests away from other plants.
Brussel sprouts are a cool season, slow-growing crop. In warmer areas it is important to start these indoors so that they get a head start before it gets too warm.
Root crops are not only fun to grow as adults, but our kids love to dig in the dirt to collect them! It is hard to narrow down the list because all of these root crops are simply amazing and we enjoy them for different reasons! Carrots: need no explanation as to their greatness! What makes growing carrots even more amazing to grow is the fact that you can grow rainbow colored varieties! So fun 🙂