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Old May 31, 2013   #1
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Default The Edible Alternative for Ponds

Just sharing a picture of the spring pond. On the pond forums many are partial to using tropicals around their plants.

I'm into edible landscaping. The area around my pond includes a ton of edibles including:

Ginger
Watercress
Waterchestnut
Thyme
Red Mustard
Chamomile
Mint
Purple Peacock Broccoli
Eggplant
Strawberry
Blueberry
Basil-Lesbos
Rosemary
Taro
Brown Heirloom Rice
Purple Beans
Chard
Basil-Purple ruffles
Bee Balm
Allium
Fern<--Not that I would every eat these!
Kale
Zucchini

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Old May 31, 2013   #2
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Cattails are a wild edible!
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Old May 31, 2013   #3
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That's awesome Bughunter!
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Beautiful. Looks so relaxing!
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Lovely pond picture. Do you strictly raise Koi in it or edible fish?
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Beautiful! What a wonderful transformation from the pond pictures that you showed last winter, when it was covered and there was snow on the ground.

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Rhubarb looks really exotic when grown around a pond! Unfortunately, it doesn't work if your pond is subject to flooding - as mine was the year that I tried it .

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Just noticed this thread. I need to renovate a koi pond when I'm off work in a month or so. Really like your waterfall and edible landscape. I'll have to keep it in mind.
I'm planning to put around it some blueberries,chard,kale, watercress, mint,lemon balm,Rosemary,lavender and ginger. I'm not sure what else. Maybe some potted citrus,to go into the greenhouse for winter. Some artichokes and maybe cardoons?
How about sweet potatoes, scarlet runner beans, and flamingo beans,season depending?
Elephant garlic,leeks,chives and other alliums,for sure.
I'm hoping to find some more pretty,perennial fruits and veggies for that area.

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