Comments on: Starting An Edible Garden http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:37:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Cara http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6760554 Cara Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:50:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6760554 How do you plant these things? How do you keep them from getting Soggy like Stacy mentioned. I like the egg shell thing too Norm.

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By: Cara http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6760544 Cara Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:49:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6760544 Do you dig a hole big enough for the bottom of the ice cream cone to go in the ground? I agree with you Stacy Hill, how do you keep the cone from getting soggy? Didn’t think about that.

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By: 101.7 The One | Get growing...indoors! http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6747961 101.7 The One | Get growing...indoors! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:01:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6747961 [...] Here’s a link to designmom.com with tips for an edible garden:  Ice cream cone seedlings [...]

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By: Norm http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6741385 Norm Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:57:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6741385 I like the egg shell idea. The ice cream cone one not so much. The sugar in the cone will either mold (which will kill the roots) or create alcohol type substance when it breaks down (which will kill the roots). Other than that I think its a great idea.

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By: Susan Ion http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6739489 Susan Ion Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:43:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6739489 Great info.-keep up the good work!

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By: christine http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6738736 christine Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:24:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6738736 I’d like to know if they stand as well while germinating the seeds in the cones? Or are you use in a roasting pan?

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By: Grow your own » A WordPress Site http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6738424 Grow your own » A WordPress Site Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:38:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6738424 [...] Grow your own [...]

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By: Carol Fuchs http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6735769 Carol Fuchs Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:31:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6735769 What are “nursery nannies”? Never heard of them before, and Google turned up nothing. Very inspirational blog.

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By: Sandra http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6732032 Sandra Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:19:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6732032 Chives are a favorite of mine, easily grown, and come in a variety of flavors other than the standard onion. A couple of my favorites..garlic chives and lemon chives can really enhance soups, salads, omlettes etc.
If you haven’t thought of it, many herbs are also used to make decaff teas. Bay leaves fresh or dry can be used in your pantry to discourage insects from making it their home. Just remember to frequently harvest to keep up their production. The surplus may be dried or dehydrated and then put into fancy small sterile glass containers for gifts or even vacuum packed like freezer pops, put a holiday sticker tag on individual content or blend.

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By: Jori http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6729085 Jori Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:28:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6729085 The last garden I tried was a complete failure so I am trying again this year. I currently have broccoli and brussels growing in a starter seed thing I purchased and they were doing SO good. Can anyone tell me, at what point do I need to put them in their permanent home? Also, I was going to plant the rest of my seeds for tons of various fruits and vegetables in egg cartons. What is the best way to do that? When I bought the seed starter set, it had a lid to keep the moisture in during it’s first days, but obviously an egg carton wouldn’t. Any advice would be fantastic!!

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By: Vicki Graves http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6725624 Vicki Graves Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:36:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6725624 We’ve been growing heirloom tomatoes for quite a few years and I really love them and can eat them fresh out of the garden, still warm from the sun.

A tip I got a few years back that I love to share it about planting basil by your doorways to the outside. Flies hate basil and this helps keep them from coming in when people go in and out. It really works and smells good too!!

Thought I’d just share this little tip.

Vicki

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By: Laurie http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6724669 Laurie Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:18:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6724669 My son has used hungry ladybugs for years. Put the box in the fridge for a bit until you’re sure that they’re very hungry. Bye bye pests.

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By: 5 Fabulous Earth Day Ideas | ftedailygreen http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6724177 5 Fabulous Earth Day Ideas | ftedailygreen Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:27:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6724177 [...] seed starter photo credit coffee pod craft photo [...]

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By: Growing herbs for flavorful, healthy meals - MomUncorked http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6723585 Growing herbs for flavorful, healthy meals - MomUncorked Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:06:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6723585 [...] love this article from Design Mom on starting an edible garden.  Herbs are the number one secret to cooking healthier meals. You don’t need heavy sauces [...]

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By: Stacy Hill http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6717054 Stacy Hill Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:41:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6717054 How do you keep the cone from getting soggy while your seedlings are growing? I’m wanting to do this but not sure is II’ve got what it takes.

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By: Laura@FirelightHeritageFarm http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6714679 Laura@FirelightHeritageFarm Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:27:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6714679 Gotta laugh at that ice-cream cone! OBVIOUSLY an idea created by someone as Pinterest bait, who never actually TRIED it except with plastic plants! You know what happens when a cone sits with melted ice cream in it? It turns to goo. So what do you suppose happens to an ice cream cone when it sits with wet soil in it? It turns to goo! And then it will attract fruit flies, and mold, and all sorts of really attractive things that you REALLY want to have in your kitchen window or wherever else you are putting your plant starts this year!

Egg cartons, yogurt cups, pretty much anything recycled is a much better idea, it will actually hold together until the plants grow enough to set out. Peat pots are biodegradable, and about half the price of ice cream cones also. If you want to spend the price of ice cream cones, get Cow Pots, which are made from processed and sterilized manure, and are biodegradable, and add nutrients to the soil.

The cone is sporting a crop of sphagnum moss and some kind of trefoil (clover). While clover is technically edible, it isn’t really a tasty green, and does not qualify as even being edible in most gardening circles. Yeah, I’ve eaten it, when researching edible weeds, one year when we did not have the ability to get a good start on a garden, so I went hunting around to see what nature could provide for free. Chickweed was good! Clover, not so much!

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By: Barbara knowles http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6708889 Barbara knowles Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:01:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6708889 What is planted in the ice cream cone

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By: Angel Hodsdon http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-6705820 Angel Hodsdon Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:07:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-6705820 I planted two extra cherry tomato plants in the garden this last summer just for my son to munch on when he was helping to pick other veggies! He’s 15 now and can eat more right out of the garden than he brings in for the rest of us for supper, so I had to plant him a “snack” that wouldn’t interfere with our supper plans :)

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By: Sandi Jones http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-4162850 Sandi Jones Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:04:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-4162850 I was like one of the posters above, and frequently abandoned my backyard vegetable garden half-way through our very short growing season. But I switched to the Square Foot Gardening method, and it’s worked pretty well for me. It’s much easier to weed, and I don’t get so overwhelmed.
I don’t find the garden yields quite as much as the writer of the books claims, but it does make is manageable for ADD me.

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By: Pj http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/starting-an-edible-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-2521353 Pj Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:57:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31838#comment-2521353 seriously you’re ahead of Martha as she does very little of the dirty work, she has a slew of minions do it. Most ideas from her magazine and show aren’t even hers, people are paid to find them and carry out the grunt work. Martha might have been resourceful at some time but she doesn’t do it all now. Give yourself credit for researching, planting and reaping the rewards of your own garden! Kudos!!

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