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Edible ground cover for hot dry locations

 
Steve Flanagan
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Location: North Fork, CA. USDA Zone 9a, Heat Zone 8, 37 degrees North, Sunset 7/9, elevation 2600 feet
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Has anyone have any experience with edible ground cover for hot dry locations?
 
Xisca Nicolas
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Location: La Palma (Canary island) Zone 11
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Right, not so easy to find!

I have a sprawling rosemary...

And we commonly grow here a plant that covers walls etc, that is the only very green in summer...
Small pink flowers, originaly from south africa... and i can't remember the name nor find any pic in my computer!
And i discovered it is edible... Young leaves are crisp and fresh, for adding in salads. It is more or less crassulae.

Then most of my coverings are in shady or watered places, and I suppose you already have plenty of choice for these places!
 
Andy Reed
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Grains generally do well in hot/dry, and are an acceptable ground cover.
 
Ilex Gardener
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Creeping thyme, oregano, marjoram
 
S Bengi
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Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even distribution
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Anything in the mint family:
basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, lavender, perilla, and chia.
 
Abe Connally
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Location: Chihuahua Desert
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I believe some sedums are edible.

Lots of edible cacti, like prickly pear or cholla.
 
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