Visiting gardens while traveling is a great way to glean fresh new ideas for your own garden. Here we gather a small passel of useful ideas from the University of British Columbia's wonderful edible display gardens.

The climate in Vancouver, BC is a bit cooler in summer and warmer in winter than Portland, by a hair. So these ideas for speeding the ripening of summer fruit and veggies, dealing with regional gardening conditions and pruning to maximize useable space in the garden are perfectly useful for Stumptown edible gardeners. Take a look and see what makes sense for your own urban oasis.

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