Growing vegetables in your flower beds

When I was last home I visited the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland which is a beautiful and very inspiring place to spend some time. I thought they had a great idea of planting colourful vegetables throughout their flower borders.

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I tried doing the same in our garden by planting beets and and cabbages when I got back to New York but the vegetables disappeared not sure what happened?!

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We did plant some potatoes based on what we saw them doing in The New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. You halve a potato and dig a small drill and place the halved potatoes in it and cover with some soil. We didn’t get a bumper crop but at least the stalk was impressive, maybe next year we will have better luck.

This entry was published on July 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm. It’s filed under # new york botanical gardens, #national botanic gardens ireland, #vegetables and flowers and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Growing vegetables in your flower beds

  1. Barbara heffernan on said:

    Do you think someone requisitioned them for dinner, I’m sure that’s what happened to my chives which I found shorn in a clump as is cut with a scissors, i am no gardener, but didn’t think slugs responsible. Airfield house in Dublin also has gardens planted with a mixture of flowers and edibles , quiet a good idea, they look pretty and you can eat them .. Yum!

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    • That’s nice that other gardeners are mixing veggies with flowers too. I’m sorry to hear about your Chives, what dish were they making that they needed to take so much of your plant?!
      Recently transplanted a Basil plant from our kitchen windowsill to the garden, I sprinkled some epsom salts and broken eggshells around it to deter slugs and so far it seems to be working.


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