What do you have growing in your vegetable garden?
I have three separate gardens where I grow vegetables, but they aren’t the only thing that is growing in the rich, moist soil.
There are also red poppies present alongside the Swiss chard and leaf lettuce.
It all started 4 years ago with a packet of red poppy seeds.
Thereafter, every year a new crop of poppies grows among the vegetables.
Poppies aren’t the only flowers that come up each year on their own – blue lobelia, marigolds, and nasturtiums always make their presence known every spring.
For this of you who enjoy colorful annuals, how about giving them some space in your vegetable garden? It has everything they need – fertile soil and water.
Do you have anything else growing in your edible garden? What flower would you add?Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."