Growing fruits and vegetables
To our great joy, harvesting your own fruits and vegetables is a topic that has been experiencing a comeback in contemporary garden architecture. Whatever the style of the garden, the owner almost always desires to have fresh herbs or vegetables.
Thanks to their cultivation, you are in closer interaction with your garden than ever. You take care of the garden and it returns it to you in a concrete and tasty form.
Think of fruit trees, small berry bushes and low herbs in the conception as you would do with any other plant in the garden.
There is no need to delimit only one utility corner, fruit bushes and trees have a place in the garden practically anywhere. Use strawberries as undergrowth under trees, raspberries and blackberries as shielding hedges, and the toadstool can represent a beautiful solitaire decorating the front garden.
Raised beds have gained great popularity. Why? Even though they are not perfectly weeded, they always look organized and neat, which suits the garden well. They heat up faster and stay nicely loosened.
Although we admire the logic, sophistication and above all the responsibility of the permaculture philosophy of gardening, the generally presented permaculture design of fruit and vegetable cultivation may not be pleasing to everyone, as it often looks unmaintained, messy. We think that similarly as we want to eat on a clean table, we also prefer to harvest the fruit from a neat flower bed.
Among the raised blocks of beds, we recommend pouring gravel, threshing floor or simply lay a pavement surface in a permeable subsoil. Make access to the flower bed as pleasant as possible from the very beginning, so that you will desire to go there as often as possible. Who would immerse in weeding when muddy paths lead to the flower beds?