If you think Stroud’s floral displays look good enough to eat, they are.
The Town Council’s Green Spaces team has transformed four planters in the town centre into mini vegetable patches.
They include Swiss chard, strawberries and yellow trailing tomatoes. Also planted are Foxtails (Amaranthus paniculatus) whose leaves and seeds are edible. In Africa foxtail is cooked as a leafy vegetable.
The other four planters in the town centre have floral displays and the Green Spaces team hopes the planters will inspire people to be creative at home.
“This gives a nice mix and shows what can be achieved in a small space, with the added bonus that you can produce food whilst also feeding the soul with beauty,” said Mike Dando, Green Spaces team manager.
“We wouldn’t recommend that people eat the edible plants from the town centre or Park Gardens, as we cannot guarantee their cleanliness, but we do hope that this can inspire others to look at alternative ways of brightening spaces.”
The team will also be adding some edible plants in the large wheel display in Park Gardens.