How to Create a Vegetable Centerpiece


Harvesting your vegetable garden provides you with a lot of produce, especially if you grow a multitude of plants. There are many ways to use your harvested vegetables, such as eating them, storing them and displaying them as decorative accents. Learning how to create a vegetable centerpiece introduces fresh vegetables into your kitchen or dining room environment, creating a comforting and organic ambiance for family meals.

Step 1

Fill the bottom of the wide profile wicker basket with about 2 inches of shredded substrate. Decorative grass or shredded paper makes for useful substrates.

Step 2

Place your largest vegetables into the basket, making sure they are located in the center. For example, a large gourd such as a pumpkin makes an attractive and colorful focal point for a vegetable harvest centerpiece.

Step 3

Surround the large vegetables in the center of the basket with an assortment of smaller vegetables such as summer squash, eggplant, cucumbers, broccoli heads and carrots. Arrange them randomly.

Step 4

Place a votive candle in the holder at each side of the wide-profile basket containing the vegetables. Choose candle colors that accent the colors of the vegetables.

Step 5

Accent the decorative vegetable centerpiece with a couple sprigs of fresh garden herbs from your garden, such as rosemary, sage or calendula flowers.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted harvested vegetables
  • Wide profile wicker basket
  • Substrate
  • Votive candles in holders


  • University of Kentucky: Decorative Centerpieces
Keywords: vegetable centerpiece, garden uses, harvesting vegetables, harvest vegetable centerpiece

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Chelsea Hoffman resides in Las Vegas, Nev., where she is currently working on a dramatic novel titled "Chloe." A published freelance writer for over 15 years, Hoffman writes for GardenGuides, Travels, and a variety of other online and print venues.