My Edible Beauty - Update

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Project by XploreOrganics posted 07-14-2008 04:35 PM 2875 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think almost all plants have a special beauty about them even the dandelion is beautiful…and edible. This year I set two large planters with everbearing strawberries which are now in flower.

strawberry planters

On the upper deck to the garage I outfitted the terracotta pots with nasturtiums for both their beauty and their edibility…While not in bloom yet, the vibrant flower blossoms have a sweet, spicy flavor similar to watercress.

Also in these terracotta planters are some sunflowers (again not yet in bloom) They are planted for the wild birds to feast on their edible seeds.


And for us, there’s my square foot garden…I have beautified this area with some broken tile pathways and lots of yummy plants…lettuce, spinach, turnip, corn, carrots, radish, tomatoes, peppers, garlic and more.

Square foot beauty

sqft 2

Updated to show flowers now in bloom…also see edible blooms here.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20

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posted 07-14-2008 04:44 PM

oh yah… that’s edible beauty for sure!
what beautiful areas you have. Love the planters.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 07-14-2008 05:07 PM

Sure fits the category description. Both highly edible, and beautiful.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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posted 07-15-2008 08:07 AM

Very nice X.What a great assosrtment of edibles.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 07-28-2008 05:14 PM

Very nice indeed. You folks are really giving me incentive to get my edible garden going again. I had a large one at our old place, but this plot of land is so small. And yet, some of you are indeed growing the edibles in small spaces. Good incentive for me.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 09-25-2014 10:14 PM

Very nice job! I’ve beentrying to get some edibles going in my garden so I can put some away into storage in the pantry and brag about them a little when people come over. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have a green thumb and nothing has ever survived long enough to get to that stage haha! At least I’m getting some ideas of some other plants that I can attempt….

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