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Master Gardener Tips May 16, 2023

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By Katie Markheim, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Many vegetables have ornamental as well as food value and can be used as ornamentals where space for a traditional food garden is limited. They can be incorporated as decorative container plantings in outdoor living spaces, big or small, even in floral arrangements for a creative flair. I suggest using these vegetables as ornamentals:  peppers, kale, ornamental corn, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, okra, even tomatoes!