Master Gardener Tips May 16, 2023


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!