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What edibles would grow in a rain garden?

Posted by lakedallasmary 8a - north texas (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 6, 06 at 15:32

I am re-doing a rain garden that I have. Both sides of a fence is very wet due to poor drainage. I have cannas on both sides. I planted Texas dandelion and back eyed susan with the cannas on one side, but am taking the cannas out on the other side since I think it is boring to have cannas on both sides.

I was going to put red Texas star and maybe rain lillies on the other side, but I think it would be fun to plant something edible in stead.

It can get quite hot here 110, and does freeze a few times. Any ideas for wet area edibles?

It is funny to have dry land (without watering) everywhere, and then have a soggy spot.

Thanks for any ideas you might have. If it would climb a privacy fence even better.


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RE: What edibles would grow in a rain garden?

Well, first thing that came to mind wasWater Cress, but for something more permananent and upright growth; why not try one of the smaller fig trees?

Fig trees are tolerant of poorly drained soils and grow well in relatively infertile soils. They grow much better with a monthly fertilizing program and deep watering twice a month in summer. Too much nitrogen will produce much growth, but no fruit.

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