Turn my veggie garden into flowers?
January 1, 2014 4:10 PM Subscribe
I put together a nice, deep raised garden box last summer and planted a bunch of vegetables. Most of them went bad and I don't want to do that this year. Rather than try to work a veggie garden into my life of full-time work and chasing after a 3-year-old, I'd like to plant some flowers and herbs that I can use to make bouquets to bring in the house all year long....
posted by amanda to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The space is 4x8 and 2' deep. There is a shallow "kid's garden" on one end that is 2x4. It gets about 4-6 hours of sunlight, starting mid-morning to afternoon. No western sun. In my head, I'm thinking sort of "English Garden" with a bunch of silly flowers and herbs that are nice to cut and put into a goofy kind of bouquet.
I'm also looking for flowers/herbs that are fun for kids to look at, smell, play with. Basically, I want something growing there that I can rip out when it's dead, cut out when it's pretty and let grow fairly higgledy piggledy and enjoy looking at from my kitchen window. I don't want to feel guilty about the gorgeous radicchio that I let go to waste or the very cool cheddar cauliflower that was beset by worms before it was big enough to eat.
I think it would be fun to have an unusual herb that I could give to people as a gift but, again, I don't want to feel guilty about not *using* something.
Right now the garden bed has deep mushroom compost just used for one season.