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I was given some Cleome seeds from a local free cycler. Midway through the season’s seed starts, I sowed several dozen into soil using an almond milk carton for my container. Waxy cartons are not ideal for seed starting, but Cleome comes up fast and there was little time for moisture issues to occur before transplanting. Always allow for proper drainage when recycling for a garden project by puncturing holes into cleaned food containers such as this type.

I had started to transform a hard edge grass border, along the southern edge of a low rise, into a flowering foodscape. Grow food not lawns had inspired me!

Integrating Cleome flowers among the herbs and vegetables created a colorful element and exotic heir to the space. Learn more about growing Cleome here.

Cluster of young Cleomes

Cluster of young Cleomes

Cleome maturing as flower begins to form

Cleome maturing as flower begins to form

Cleome maturation and coming to seed pod

Cleome maturation and coming to seed pod

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