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Water garden for edible plants and ornamental ones as well.
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2016
Started by Janet Fong. Last reply by Dave Riley Jun 24, 2016.
Tags: artemisia, bun, long, taro, water
Started by Susanne. Last reply by Florence Jan 19, 2015.
My first lotus flower.I was given some material in August and am so pleased that it has flowered.The bud was there on New Year's Eve and I was hoping but didn't think I'd get to see the bloom as I…Continue
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My trough full of water, which just happens to have plants in it, was put there for the bees. But they ignore it. Bees seem to like supping water out of moist pots of soil rather than landing on foliage and drinking from a trough.
What I need to do is fill something with gravel and water and re-plant back into that. My bees and probably the plants would make better use of it. My current tub is way too big for this exercise - would need an excessive amount of gravel and would be impossible to move. Needs something shallower.
I am just getting into Water Gardens. I have Water Chestnuts, Rice Paddy Herb, Water Celery, Watercress.
I am hoping to gain a little more knowledge in this group, about other edible Water Plants.
I found my first rough and ready water garden to use vey little water. With the current plants being watercress and rice paddy herb, I can allow the water level to drop to 5mm, then I fill back up 150mm, about once every 3 weeks.
There are a few pots inside a large tub which is free standing on pavers. It receives direct sunlight from morning until 2pm.
Meant to mention - I bought something called Water Celery at the Yandina Community Gardens the other week. Very nice and does taste like celery. Still waiting for them to give me the scientific name as some of it's relatives are toxic!! I don't want to promote something that folk here could get mixed up with something toxic.
Sounds interesting Janet! My first try at growing Water Chestnuts is this season. New plants only a few inches high yet.
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