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Edible Estates Plot for New York City Suburbs

Posted on: Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Another spectacular 'Edible Estate' was created this past weekend by Fritz Haeg and team in the NYC suburb of Maplewood, NJ. Regional Prototype Garden #3 follows on the success of suburban plot makeovers in Kansas, California, and the recent Tate Modern commissioned Edible Estate in the Southwark neighborhood of London.


For an inspiring example of how you can replace your front yard lawn turf with savory green edibles, here is a summary of the planter contents for the NYC Suburbs project:

"Each of the 15 planters contains a different combination of herbs and vegetables, which include [moving from the back left planter]: (1) red lettuces (2) green lettuces (3) 6 different varieties of mint (4) several varieties of basil with cantaloupe, squash and zucchinis around the perimeter (5) eggplants in the center surrounded by a border of alternating varieties of thyme [middle row] (6) rhubarb surrounded by leafy greens (7) climbing cucumbers surrounded by a border of chamomile and catnip (8) tomatoes surrounded by a border of marjoram and basil (9) climbing cucumbers surrounded by a border of curry plant and sage (10) tomatoes with purple basil in the corners and a border of wooly and creeping thyme [next row] (11) an ornamental clipped standard rosemary shrub surrounded by different varieties of mint (12) lemongrass in the center surrounded by chives and sweet corn (13) an ornamental clipped standard rosemary shrub surrounded by eggplant and a border of oregano (14) different varieties of peppers (15) bok choy with a border of oregano and marjoram."


All of the above images and the planter contents description are courtesy of Fritz Haeg's Edible Estates website.

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