If you are not yet aware of Square Foot Gardening it is a gardening method you should check into. Square Foot Gardening is a way to garden that requires less space, less water, less weeding, fewer seeds (not so many wasted), and can be used whatever your abilities, age, or living arrangements. For more information about Square Foot Gardening, attend or arrange a class, read All-New Square Foot Gardening (available at most any bookstore or library), and/or visit the Square Foot Garden Foundation website.
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Tabletop Square Foot Garden
Square Foot Garden
Edible flowers? Several flowers are edible. If that sounds strange you may not realize that cauliflower, broccoli, and artichokes are among the flower buds we eat. Violets, pansies, nasturtiums, roses, calendula, and squash blossoms (too much zucchini? Eat the flowers and prevent more squash from forming) are among those that are edible. Properly identify the plant – botanical name is most accurate. Be sure that flowers used for eating have not been sprayed with anything not approved for edible plants. Edible does not always mean that you will find it tasty, Try a little first and see what you think. Edible flowers can be used in salads, on appetizers, in stir fries, floated in punch bowls, or frozen in ice cubes. Check out an edible flower cookbook for more ideas.
Why not grow some edibles as houseplants? My houseplants include two dwarf lemon trees, pineapple sage,
lemongrass, and a bay tree. Tropicals that will not survive outdoors year round in your climate may make great houseplants.
I move mine outdoors for the summer and back inside before the
temperatures drop below 45 F.
Some sources for such plants:
Unusual and Common Fruits, Herbs, & Other Edibles