by Texas Homesteader
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I love to grow things. But although I do have a few flowers growing around our home my first love is to grow food. My dad always said, “It’s great to have a shade tree but it might as well give you something to eat too!” Good advice, dad.
I have several beautiful planters on my front porch that greet our guests with beautiful lush greenery. But the beauty you’re enjoying need not be just for the eyes.
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Some edibles also have beautiful foliage. For instance, who wouldn’t agree that this blooming sage isn’t breath-taking?
On the front porch I have a footed concrete planter growing potatoes. Although the pot is small & I have no idea whether or not it will actually produce tiny potatoes, I love the bold heavy foliage that it displays.
And the possibility for something edible is a bonus.
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In this concrete footed planter I’ve planted thyme. I’ve added a *watering spike so I can place a repurposed bottle filled with water on top of the spike & it keeps the plant watered.
Another footed planter contains mint and I love to snip leaves to drop into my iced tea. Mint is a very hearty plant that grows well and is also bright green and beautiful.
And of course at our porch addition I’ve planted up two large galvanized troughs in edibles too. I love the way it looks!
I think all these plantings look beautiful and have the added bonus of being edible. Say it with me kids: Use whatcha got!
Other ‘Use Whatcha Got’ Ideas
- Make A Cute Porch Lantern
- Assuring Safety Around An Underground Cistern
- Repurposing An Empty Parmesan Cheese Container – BRILLIANT!
- MYO Simple Craft Paintbrush In A Pinch
- Replacing Our Bedside Clock/Radio
- Predator Guard For Our Martin House
- Trick Birds Away From Garden Strawberries
- Protecting Tender Seedlings
- Safer Straight-Pin Storage
- Tame Electrical Cords
- Save Your Fingernails When Cleaning
- MYO Chalkboard Labels
- Keeping Boots Stored Neatly
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