Friday, June 21, 2013

edible garden favorites ~ part 2

My last post featured all my favorite goodies planted in my raised bed.  We also have plenty of edible plants scattered around the yard.
If you don't have the space for a raised bed, just put a couple of these in pots.  They're pretty and delicious!  Remember not all plants are created equal.  I think I've got some winners this year...

{1} thompson seedless grapes ~ vigorous climber for a fence or trellis ~ we've got these all over an ugly fence back by our garage
{2} seascape strawberry ~ everbearing ~ produces fruit spring, summer and fall ~ these love hanging pots
{3} peach sorbet blueberry ~ a dwarf variety perfect for a pot
{4} raspberry shortcake ~ a dwarf variety with no thorns ~ this is the only variety I would go with if you have kids ~ regular raspberries can be pretty painful
{5} meyer lemon ~ so sweet + the blossoms smell amazing
{6} stevia and mint ~ muddle the leaves of these two in hot water for the perfect sweet mint tea
{7} a potted herb garden ~ basil, cilantro, chives, rosemary, thyme, parsley and garlic

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!


  1. Whitney,
    Does your cilantro go to seed quickly. We love cilantro on street tacos and in salsa, but it seems its a challenge to get it to grow even when I diligently cut the blooms. I'd love to grow some raspberries and blueberries. I'll have to find a place for them.
    Great post.

  2. Yes, it does! But we love it so much that I put up with it. I can usually get some extra time by keeping it cut down. I never let it flower. But, the only thing I've really found to work is just continuously growing. I just keep a seed pack on hand and when it gets about 3" tall I throw in a few new seeds. I'd say I throw in a few seeds every month.

    You should absolutely grow some raspberries and blueberries. They're such fun! And you'll be amazed by how much one little bush produces!