African Daisy

How do you mark the rows in your vegetable garden?

We normally put a piece of bamboo or an arundo grass stake at the end of each row and hope that we see it before we stomp on any little plants, or worse yet, walk into the stake <*thud*>. 

This year, I've decided I want to make our vegetable garden both functional and pretty so I am planting flowers at the ends of each row.

A few months ago I bought a packet of African Daisy seeds and they ALL sprouted and grew (and grew, and grew!). I mean EVERY SINGLE ONE grew - I think that is a record for me! So, since I didn't plan on having so many African Daisy seedlings, I thought I'd put the extras in the veggie garden to mark each row. Why not?

African Daisy,  Dimorphotheca aurantiaca (Asteraceae), is a hardy, spreading annual.  They are native to South Africa and have 2-4 inch blooms in shades of orange, yellow, and white (mine seem to all be orange and yellow).  They grow about 15 inches tall and will spread about a foot.

Right now, mine look pretty lonely and pathetic at the ends of the rows of the vegetable garden, but I'm pretty sure they will grow in quickly and give the vegetables some pizazz!

African Daisy Row Markers

May 12 2013
Posted in: Vegetables

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Crafty Gardener
Horticultural Zone: 5b
May 12, 2013

That's a unique way to mark rows. I've used all sorts of different ideas.


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