Growing a themed garden is great for many reasons. Some people only have a rented allotment, a small section of yard, or a small tilled area for growing food. Having themed garden beds can help you target the foods you consume the most and, in the end, save money by growing your own foods instead of purchasing them.
Think about what you like to eat or tend to eat the most, and what foods you consume most in the winter that you could grow and preserve yourself. A Salad Garden is an easy way to eat fresh from your garden all summer long, especially if you keep planting crops like lettuce. A Salsa or Tomato Sauce Garden is even better, as you can make meals from the fresh ingredients but also put up extras for winter use.
Ideas for themed gardens
Salsa Garden: Onions, Garlic, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Peppers, Tomatillos, Corn
Tea Garden: Echinacea, Mint, Thyme, Rosemary
Noodle Garden: Zucchini, Carrots, Cucumber (these work great in a spiralizer), Onions, Parsley
Pickle Garden: Cucumbers, Garlic, Onions, Dill, Beans, Beets, Carrots
Tomato Sauce Garden: Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, Celery, Basil, Oregano
In Edgett's Landing, Angela MacDougall and Ryan Smith run three farm-based businesses: Herb n' Joy; Fundy Farms: local harvest; and Black Sheep Maples.