Gardening ideas for growing fruit and vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
Bee balm is cultivated in herb gardens for a source of herbal tea leaves and as a very attractive flowering plant. It's popularly planted to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
As the micro eco-farming movement continues, flower carts from mini flower farms: backyard to half an acre, are springing up on small town street corners and near busy urban coffee shops. U-pick flower patches and honor-system flower stands are further ways flower lovers are earning income.
Many people would like to grow Concord grape vines in their own backyard, but think they don't have enough room. Although traditionally growing Concord grapes requires a large amount of space there is an alternative method which will allow you to experience the joy of growing grapes in small backyard.
Blueberries are well known for fresh eating, pies, jams, jellies, syrups, juice, and baked goods such as blueberry muffins, pancakes and waffles. But, they are also baked into squash dishes and coffee cakes. Backyard growers and small farms prosper by offering blueberries as a u-pick crop, and by creating one-of-a-kind value-added blueberry products such as pancake mixes, or blueberry flavored organic yogurt and ice cream.