This is so pretty. Grow your leeks in a wooden box, run some scarlet runner beans up a wooden a-frame trellis, and edge your bed with calendulas. Calendula is one of those old fashioned plants that is becoming popular again. Exceedingly useful, they’re ornamental, edible, cosmetic, medicinal, and easy to grow.
Anything grown on a twig trellis looks 100 times prettier.
Here are some views of the garden rows: kale, peppers, dill, rhubarb, beans, peas, basil, parsely, oregano, nasturtiums, and rhubarb (the bright red stems). Rhubarb is another one of those old school plants that’s starting to show up all over the place. I grew up eating rhubarb pie, which is absolutely delicious. You can also make rhubarb pickles, rhubarb jam, a rhubarb galette, or a quick rhubarb compote that you can serve with shortcake or pound cake for dessert. Far more interesting and unexpected than strawberry.
Here are some more edible gardens:
Finally, some rhubarb recipes:
- a rhubarb galette (infusionfibers.wordpress.com)
- 15-minute make: rhubarb mojito (decoratorsnotebook.wordpress.com)
- Rhubarb Pie (meticulousmick.wordpress.com)
- Rhubarb Compote (jjasonwhatsinseason.wordpress.com)
- Poached Rhubarb and Strawberries (lovelyspoonful.wordpress.com)
- Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcakes (threesisterscooking.wordpress.com)