Urban Walls and the Edible Landscape

The area that I live in is an historical one…one of the original 13 colonies, even. We have a lot of old and impressive masonry walls dating from the 19th century that are in gardens, churchyards, graveyards and grocery store parking lots. And, quite a number of our backyards are 20′ x 30′, if you are lucky. Add an 8′ wall to the scene and it gives most home owners the impression of no space for a vegetable garden. I love these photos because they highlight the use of space for planting a garden. The masonry wall makes a great backdrop for chard, and collard greens, and chives. Plant delicates that need afternoon shade on the east side. The edible landscape is a beautiful one. Notice the “squash box?”


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