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Edible Landscaping: Where Beautiful Botanicals and Flavorful Foods Meet

May 4th, 2011


Beans, herbs, leafy greens, and strawberries are great choices if you’re considering an edible landscape for your front yard. Edible landscaping combines the beauty of botanicals with edible plants that provide many textures, unique shapes, and vibrant colors to your landscaping. And edible landscaping maximizes your return by way of putting healthy, homegrown food on the table.

One of the biggest reasons why individuals are choosing edible landscaping today is the economy. With food prices continuing to rise—not to mention our carbon footprint and food safety—discerning individuals are going back to basics when it comes to living better and living a more joyful life.

There are several ways that herbs and vegetables can be incorporated into landscaping:

1. Instead of planting flowers in window boxes try lettuces that vary in color, from purples to reds.

2. Plant vegetables with contrasting colors next to each other for striking beauty, such as purple cabbage and snow white cauliflower.

3. Thyme pairs well with colorful strawberries, and they’re both perfect for containers.

4. Add a touch of French gardening into your edible landscape by incorporating raised beds with gravel-lined paths in between the beds.

5. Grow beans on trellises behind flower beds.

6. Include edible flowers into your landscape, such as peppery-flavored nasturtium, scented geranium, and violet.

These are just a few ideas for edible landscaping that can turn your front yard into a work of delicious art!

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Humble Seed’s “1,000 Fans Contest”

July 20th, 2010

Humble Seed knows everyone loves a great contest, and we certainly know there are people who are passionate about the environment and the foods they consume, so we’ve launched our “1,000 Fans Contest” and made it even easier to enter!

With the world being in the current state it is in, where people crave ‘back to basics,’ Humble Seed strives to promote the earth-friendly, positive sustainable lifestyle, via our Facebook page, premium products and informative blog posts.

At Humble Seed, we’re dedicated to providing individuals and families with the highest quality heirloom, non-GMO, non-hybrid, and organic seed varieties. Become a Humble Seed Facebook fan, and spread the love, and you can win a great prize (contest rules below). Our goal is to reach 1,000 followers!

To enter Humble Seed’s “1,000 Fans Contest,” you must do the following:

  1. Quickly enter our sweepstakes via our Facebook entry form here –
  2. Afterwards we ask that you invite your friends to enter too and the sooner you may win!
  3. Once Humble Seed reaches 1,000 fans, Humble Seed will arbitrarily select a fan, and we ask that the winner post photos of their plants and foods as they grow. We want to see how everything’s going and growing!
  4. The winner of Humble Seed’s “1,000 Fans Contest” will win the Humble Seed Trio, which includes the following products: Uncle Herb’s Favorites, Hot Mama’s Peppers and Chiles, and Veggin’ Out, as well as a garden tool tote. Total retail value: $110.00. Offer limited to U.S. residents only. (Due to export restrictions on seeds)

Good luck, and good living!

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