I thought I would share what I've got planted so far, although it doesn't look like much now it should look great in another month or so. Then I should be able to plant some of what I've got started indoors as well.
Looking down the biggest of the two raised beds. So far in here there are three types of lettuce, mustard greens, two types of beets, bush sugar snap peas, garlic and onions as well as herbs, Dahlias, blueberries and Violas.
I never thought about growing Mustard Greens until the Littlest Gardener handed me a seed packet of 'Ruby Streaks'. What a pretty color they are already.
Rosemary, garlic and you can just see the Sugar snaps sprouting.
Pretty Violas add lots of color now (and they are edible).
Looking down the smaller of the two beds. Not much happening... yet. I've got radishes, Swiss Chard and carrots planted as well as herbs, blueberries, dahlias and Violas so far.
After looking at lots of pictures of edible front gardens I've decided to plant most of my greens and root vegetables along the front of the beds and will plant taller things like tomatoes and eggplants in the middle. I should be able to grow greens for much of the year and they will add some interest when the tomato plants are looking ugly at the end of summer. I'm also following advice I read about planting colorful varieties of what I plant such as the Mustard Greens 'Ruby Streaks' and the Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'.
I'm going to try to take at least monthly pictures of how these beds are looking and keep track of what is doing well. I want it to look pretty as well as grow yummy food since it's our front garden. What is your most colorful variety of edible plant that you grow?All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.