Salad Dressing: 6 Dirt Cheap Ways to Turn Your Garden into Edible Art

$20
1 Hour
Easy
In 2012, we wanted an organic, raised garden table, planted by the square foot method using companion herbs and flowers. What we created was a fun, playful conversation piece that grew delicious veggies and inspired the design of the Garden Stamp. Here are six easy ways to get started on your own edible masterpiece. For more information and planting guides visit www.GardenStamp.com
An organic, raised garden table, planted by the square foot method using companion herbs and flowers...and a little veggie bling.
1. Companion Flowers - Marigold, Petunia and Zinnia are the cheerleaders of veggie teams.
2. Trellis - Keep it light and simple. Pictured here are two inexpensive bean tents that were snipped at the hinges to make four trellis panels.
3. String Ribbon - Use reflective ribbon pinned by shiny thumbtacks to stake out your square foot garden. Adds color and keeps the birds away.
4. Beneficial Herbs - Plant basil, chamomile, thyme and other herbal veggie companions. Add color and fragrance to your garden while repelling pests.
5. Beads - Better bling than pinwheels. String inexpensive Mardi Gras beads to add sparkle and pop. In dusk, they give the illusion of holiday lights.
6. Whimsy - Every garden must have a gnome but consider adding toys like small animals and action figures.
We're adding dinosaurs this year.
Now that we have the Garden Stamp, we are setting aside the yardstick and extra ribbon to focus on planting square foot patterns of edible color.
Stamped out.
Update: It worked!
Update: May 2013
4th of July, 2013

Questions on this post

Have a question about this project?

Your question...

Comments

Join the conversation

2 of 30 comments
Your comment...
Next