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Vegetable in circles – but no onion rings

This is a brilliant idea! It looks really beautiful!

The Biking Gardener

It seemed like a mad idea in March and I was starting to wish I was sowing all my veg in rows this year when the beetroot germinated poorly and I was worried that my calculations of how many plants I would need for my beds of flowers and veg in circles looked like they were falling short. But now, as the plants are growing and the patterns are becoming clear, all is well.

kale beds A ring of parsley surrounds ‘Peacock’ kale and ‘Bolshoi’ kale around pelargonium ‘Lord Bute’. Around that is a circle of home-saved antirrhinum ‘Constantine’.

There is no real tactical reason for growing the flowers and veg in circles except that I hope it will look nice. Last year the beds had rows of veg and flowers and it looked fine. But I suppose gardening is all about pushing the boundaries and I wanted to try something different…

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