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DIY Edible Flower Basket from Southern Living

Hey, Guys! I made a DIY Flower Edible Basket from Southern Living magazine. (Ok, so the basket isn’t edible–the plant’s are.) Wink, wink!



First I gathered all my materials:

– Basket from Lowes
– Peat moss
– Slow-release fertilizer from the Enchanted Forest
– Plants from Enchanted Forest

Directions:

supplies for hanging basket

I filled my basket with the peat moss up to a couple of inches from the basket’s rim.

I sprinkled in the slow-release fertilizer.

And mixed it in.

Using a slow-release fertilizer in basket.
Sprinkling on Osmocote, the slow-release fertilizer that the Enchanted Forest cashier recommended.



I put in the purple cabbage first.

Then the pansies.

And added the cilantro.

Top view of planting process.
Photo credit: Princess Buttercup



I watered it really well…

And there you go! An edible fall Basket!

What do you think? (Comments welcome!)And there you go! An edible fall Basket!

What do you think? (Comments welcome!)



 

Note: I did not receive anything free from posting the vendors or brands.
Source: Southern Living Magazine, p. 18, “The Fragrant Flower Basket.” October 2017.

Introducing www.sweetgumlife.com!

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Pin or Pitch — Harrison Brothers Wall Art

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Creative Christmas Crafts

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Pin or Pitch — The Dustpan Project

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Where’s the sunshine?

Some time before I was born, the Fifth Dimension cut a medley that they called “The Age of Aquarious/Let the Sunshine In.”  I really like their rendition and the emotion that they pour into the piece. I’m really feeling the song, today.  I am ready for the sunshine.  Our yard is like a wet sponge,… Continue Reading

Where’s the sunshine?

Some time before I was born, the Fifth Dimension cut a medley that they called “The Age of Aquarious/Let the Sunshine In.”  I really like their rendition and the emotion that they pour into the piece. I’m really feeling the song, today.  I am ready for the sunshine.  Our yard is like a wet sponge,… Continue Reading