After toiling away for a time on the schematics and shoving in a crop for every letter in the alphabet, I presented the crowded scribbles to my beloved, only to be greeted with an expression of confusion. Where will the flowers go?
Ever the compromise-seeking individual, I launched myself into some research to find plants that marry the ideas of decor and digestibility. I found a few surprising results, which I will now share. It should be stated before we begin, that quite a few of the plants are seeds and spices, since these are fairly expensive and vital to making tasty breads and spicing up home-cooked meals.
Also, the seed color varies from buff, tan, gold, brown, reddish, gray, black, and the very familiar off-white.
Below is a picture of their seed pods.
Just buy some fresh ginger from a local grocery store, plant it and water thoroughly and soon, your ginger plant will be on its way to growing in size and height (fairly tall plant). When you want ginger, just lift the root a bit, cut some and viola! No worries, the plant will recover quickly.
Directions: Full-sun and the rest doesn't matter much. It can be grown all over the U.S., but prefers cooler temps.
The seed pods, like the mustard plant pods must be dried, threshed, and crushed... but we needed the exercise anyway.
Apparently in case of doomsday, the fibers left over from the flax can be woven into a workable thread (for more, click the hyperlink under "directions" above.