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Mar132012

Adding Edibles To Mixed Planting Beds

This growing season try adding a few edibles into your mixed planting beds.  There are many beautiful edibles that can easily be incorporated into existing beds.  I love the big bold leaves of cabbages, chard, collards, kale, some lettuce varieties, and rhubarb contrasting fine textured plants.  

In addition, the flowers and dark fruit color of eggplants offer intrigue, while the silver foliage and upright habit of artichokes provides a great accent to mixed planting beds.   The colorful stems of some Swiss Chard cultivars add additional interest to the mixed garden bed.

Others edibles, like beans, cucumbers, peas, and tomatos would look great trained on a beautiful trellis or garden obelisk.  These structures can continue to provide interest throughout the year.  

You'll have the best success grouping plants with similar cultural needs, paying attention to watering and fertilizer needs as well as sun requirements. 

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Favorite Seed Companies:  Abundant Life, Renee's Garden, Seeds of Change, Territorial Seeds

Upcoming Vegetable Plant Sales in the Greater Seattle area:

Seattle Tilth:  

Cool Season Crops Sale, March 17, 9am to 3pm, Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St., Seattle

May 5, 9am to 3pm, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Seattle, and                                    

May 12, 9am to 2pm, Issaquah Farmer's Market, 1730 10th Ave. NW, Issaquah

King County Master Gardeners:

May 5, 8am to 5pm, and May 6, 10am to 3pm, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle

 

 

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