i am at the beginning of designing a landscape that will support as many edibles as possible...only problem is, i have a lot of shade. luckily, there are a number of my favorite fruits and vegetables that will fit in my garden areas with 4-6 hours of sun or less. first, i wanted to get the perennial foundation plants selected:
raspberries and lingonberries (in containers)
strawberries (also in containers)
monarda (bee balm)
oreganos (plural, because there are lots of types)
little parsley hedges
thyme i need to place decorative and functional raised beds and/or containers along walkways and paths for annual shade tolerant foods such as
potatoes (already growing this year in bags)
sweet potatoes i currently have salad greens in my self-watering planter boxes, and the
arugula dont mind less than 4 hours of sun...everything does grow i bit slower with more shade, but plants dont bolt when the heat and humidity kicks in. i need to get drawing!
we have had a some rain this week and thunderstorms are expected tonight and tomorrow, so the garden is soggy, and i wont be working in it. i could use some fresh ideas, so off to the home and garden show! the season kicks off this weekend and it seems like every town has one, so go check it out!
while cleaning up the winter garden, i started thinking about adding some new decorative elements...i found this seemingly simple tutorial for casting leaves: plaster is a little fragile so i might try it with concrete.