Quick & Easy Edible Landscape Edging
I should have added Cheap to the title as well because this little gardening idea is about the most affordable and attractive landscape edging you can do. The bonus? It is edible! How many people can claim that their landscape edging is edible?
I used leaf lettuce for this project because it is one of the easiest crops you can grow, but you can choose any vegetable or herb. Lettuce and other greens are plants you can harvest over and over if you just cut the leaves and not pull the whole plant. We call these crops Cut and Come Again because you can cut and come back again for more!
- Place your planter pots where you want your edging. Fill your planter with rich soil and organic compost. I used the black 1 gallon planter pot because they were free at the nursery. Make sure your container is clean and has good drainage.
- Generously sprinkle leaf lettuce seeds right on top of soil.
- Cover seeds with 1/4 – 1/2 ” of soil.
- Water daily and keep soil moist. If it dries out and the lettuce looks dead you may be able to revive it with watering on a regular basis (I have killed and brought back to life many lettuce pots in my day).
Harvest in 30 – 45 Days!!!
Lettuce Gardening Tips
- Ideal temperatures for sowing lettuce seeds are between 45 F and 65 F.
- Never transplant- Direct sow about 1/2″ deep, rich soil full of organic matter cover with 1/4-1/2″ of soil.
- Lettuce germinates in just three days when the soil is 68 degrees, but soil temperatures over 85 degrees signal the seed to go dormant.
- Keep shaded in warmer weather
- Keep Moist
- Never Harvest more than 1/3 of the plant at a time to keep continuous growth
For other crop ideas you can grow in a short amount of time read