Potager Garden

A potager garden is a kitchen garden that contains edible and ornamental plants. It’s a great combination of functional plants (like fruits and vegetables) and attractive landscaping plants. Potager gardens generally have a more formal design and are a great way to add some beauty to your functional landscape.



A potager garden is a kitchen garden that contains edible and ornamental plants. It’s a great combination of functional plants (like fruits and vegetables) and attractive landscaping plants. Potager gardens generally have a more formal design and are a great way to add some beauty to your functional landscape.

The word “potager” is French for edible. A garden full of edible plants is a great way to start a potager garden–just add ornamental flowers to achieve the right balance of beauty and function. Some flowers are companion plants for vegetables:

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  • roses and garlic
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  • sunflowers and cucumbers
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  • nasturtim and squash
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  • marigolds and tomatoes (or just about anything!)

And any flowers will help to increase pollination of your vegetables. In addition to inedible flowers, consider adding flowers you can eat for a true potager garden that may increase your culinary adventurousness. In addition to ornamental flowers, consider herbs and plants that have beautiful blooms, like peas or beans. Some varieties of lettuce with red or dark green shades can add beautiful ground cover. Mix and match edible, inedibles and pretty plants for a vegetable garden upgrade that’s sure to please!

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