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This may be completely off topic, however I was introduced to the idea of growing veg plants as ornamentals (as well as edible) and with ornamentals some time ago in a garden survey.
My grandad has the traditional veg garden all neatly set out in rows, nothing wrong with that of course, but we simply don't have the space to have a separate veg garden so they are either in containers or in the flower border. The potato flower is from the old variety Blue Congo which crops so poorly it is easily accomodated in with the flowers and while the blue/purple flesh is an interesting addition to a meal, it's not necessarily as appetising as the cream fleshed spuds! Oca is in several pots as it is tender and I can control the slugs better that way.
Other veg ornamentals we grow are beans; runners and broad along with peas, all are great for bees. I've also been known to buy a couple of carrots (hoverflies love them), onions and celeriac roots to plant as border flowers when I've missed out sowing dates and have a few spaces that need filling (cheapskate that I am).
The French have this kind of gardening all sown up in their version of a 'proper' English cottage garden (everything has a use for the house, all year round) with pottager gardens and there are some fine examples to be seen.
Any body else do this to save space or have a pottager garden?