Growing edibles, such as fruit trees, berry bushes, herbs, and vegetable plants, is so rewarding because you can eat the fruits (and vegetables) from your labors. Sometimes edibles (fruits and vegetable plants) are also very ornamental with colorful foliage and interesting plant habits. Edibles can be grown in the vegetable garden, orchards, containers, raised beds or alongside ornamental plants. When selecting edibles to grow in the garden, make sure they are suitable to grow in your grow zone. Then consider the fruits or vegetables they produce--it's always more fun to grow fruits and vegetables that you enjoy eating! Other factors to consider are their light and soil requirements, their mature height and spread, and harvest times.