7 Tips To Get Started on Edible Landscaping

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Photo courtesy of Dr. Sue Hamilton

Photo courtesy of Dr. Sue Hamilton

Inspired to incorporate some edibles into your home landscape? Here are some tips to get you started.

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1. Make a plan. Ask yourself, “What do I like to eat? What space can I use?”

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  1. Sharon Compton

    February 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    What kind of blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry bushes do you recommend for the Blount Count area? I have researched some but still can’t decide.

    • Glenda Ross

      February 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Sharon Compton: You can contact us at rossglenda@gmail.com or 865-742-8708 and we can help you with selections from Greenbriar Farm & Nursery.
      Glenda Ross

  2. Sharon Compton

    April 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    What are the best types of blueberries, blackberries, and grapes for this area?

    • Jessy Yancey

      April 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Hi Sharon,

      From personal experience, I can tell you that thornless blackberries and muscadine grapes both grow well in Middle Tennessee, as do a large number of varieties of blueberries. However, for more detail and specific varieties, I would recommend calling either one of the contacts listed above, such as Glenda Ross at Greenbriar Nursery (865-742-8708 or rossglenda@gmail.com), or get in touch with your local extension agent with the University of Tennessee Extension Service: https://utextension.tennessee.edu/Pages/offices.aspx. Hope this helps!

      Jessy Yancey
      Tennessee Home & Farm

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