Letting vines feed you too

Everyone knows about the grapevine, but many other vines also produce edible fruits, including passion fruit; kiwi; and cold-hardy arctic kiwi, berries, hops, and chayote. Don't forget annual vines such as peas, beans, squash, and melons. Food-bearing vines can grow in places where fruit trees and vegetable beds would never fit, and they often put the fruit at a nice pickable level to eliminate stooping and climbing.

If you're in the market for a couple of food-bearing vines, first pick things you actually like to eat so the food doesn't go to waste. Choose varieties that work well in your region. Check for resistance to local diseases and pests too. Be sure your soil is suited to the vine you're choosing, and find a sunny spot where it will perform well. Finally, make sure you provide sturdy support as well as a way to conveniently get to it in order to pick the fruit and prune.

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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