Edible plant gardening is THE trend!
Using edible plants in the garden satisfies many needs: the need to know the source of our food, the desire to use sustainable practices and the need to surround our homes with useful, yet so beautiful, plants. Native blueberries, both high and lowbush types, are a traditional part of traditional Maine landscapes. Cranberry is also useful, tasty and serves as an excellent groundcover. Home orchards, including different varieties of fruit trees and fruiting plants, such as blueberry, are becoming very popular.
With a bit of foresight and planning, home gardens can provide sufficient fresh fruit for any size family. With sufficient, space available, home orchardists can plant sufficiently, so they can even put by preserves and jellies for winter treats.