As much as I love designing with California native plants, I also like being able to eat off of my own garden. And while there are some California natives that are edible, there are also some plants I love to eat that are not native. So in this video I share with you 4 ways to add edible plants into your garden and still make it drought tolerant.
The first thing you can do to add edibles into your landscape is by having raised beds. This is a great way to keep all your edibles contained in one area.
Secondly, you can add edibles to your landscape is through pottery. In this case you can add a hint of color to your garden with the pottery, yet still grow edibles.
Third, you can garden up. You can use vertical garden pockets that are screwed to a wall to not only add interest to the blank wall but also have extra room to grow just about anything. Including edibles.
Lastly you can grow edibles directly in the ground. In this case I would suggest creating an area in the landscape where all your edibles will be so that they are contained in one mass. Or, you can use edible groundcovers throughout the garden.