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This imaginative residential landscape has conservation in mind. No water is wasted, as it cascades from one section to another. Note that many jurisdictions restrict how graywater can be used, so the flow may need to be restricted to certain non-edibles. Designed by Laura Wright of www.mindfulgardendesign.com


being grown from seeds. Hiring a land- scape contractor who is fl exible and under- stands the stresses of construction, timing and probable delays is important, especial- ly when working with edible plant palettes and scheduling installation.


Work With What You Have Site assessment is crucial to a bountiful edible landscape. Knowing the property’s sunlight conditions and whether or not the plants need full sun—eight or more hours of


sunlight a day, partial sun—morning sun, af- ternoon shade, or morning shade, afternoon sun—will determine specifi c plant selec- tions that can grow and/or produce fruit with that amount of sunlight. Having full shade—fi ve hours or less hours of sun—will be a detriment to growing many fruits, herbs and vegetables. Analyzing the soil moisture conditions and pH are important to a plant’s health and ability to absorb nutrients. Soil types vary in the Southeast, from quick-draining sand, to black, nutrient-rich


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