Monday, May 27, 2013

Plants to Grow in Full Sun

I have this smallish planter on my front porch.  When we moved into the house 2+ years ago there were little bushes out front.  Something happened last year and they died. 

This weekend I decided I finally wanted to plant a bit of color out front so I made a list of sun-loving plants that would be beneficial like attracting bees and/or edible.  This may not be a complete list because my main focus is veggies and herbs that we'll use.

Here's what I came up with:

African Crackerjack Marigold

Dark Purple Opal Basil


Chioggio Beets

French Breakfast Radish

Vulcan Swiss Chard
Eggplant, Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans, Cucumber, squash and Onions

Here's the before...

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8 comments:

Mary Hill said...

Really nice use of the space. I love marigolds.

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Becca said...

I have a calendula salve... didn't realize it was a flower. Are they as easy to grow as marigolds?

mail4rosey said...

A cliffhanger!!! Coming back to see the after. :)

Visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

Mamal Diane said...

I love planting things I can eat in any space I can find. Thanks for the tips. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :) Diane @MamalDiane

Jamie Sherman said...

I love planting things we can use too :) Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week :)

Fresh Eggs Daily said...

Great post! Thanks for linking up to our From the Farm blog hop this week!
Lisa
Fresh Eggs Daily
www.fresh-eggs-daily.com

Black Fox Homestead said...

Your crops look beautiful! Thank you for sharing. See you tomorrow!

Jessica @ The Wondering Brain said...

Nice! I've got marigolds growing outside myself, next to the tomatoes and peppers, so that bugs won't get to them. I think it's working! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

Jessica
The Wondering Brain