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