Thursday, 30 June 2011

Vertical gardening in a small city garden

The only thing, in my mind, that can compare to a lovely picnic on a hot summer's day, is to be outside gardening. Having long ago decided that one of my life's aims is to grow my own fruit and vegetables, I took the matter in hand this year and tried to create a vertical allotment in my tiny city garden patio. Outdoor space is at a premium in London and I'm lucky to have a garden at all. This year I'm trying to grow: lettuce, beans, spinach, peas, peppers, yellow courgettes, green courgettes, three types of tomato and pumpkins. I'm also growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, gooseberries and blueberries. I wanted to show that it's possible to eat well in the summer from your own garden, however small it might be. I bought a set of outdoor shelving and used it to maximise my space by stacking the pots vertically. Watch this space for progress - so far only the courgettes, beans, strawberries and blueberries are really growing fast but I'm hoping that'll change! Everyone should grow vegetables, it's good for the soul!







5 comments:

  1. This is a great idea, i think i will use it, because my space in my garden is so small.

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  2. @Aer Conditionat: It works, doesn't it? I originally set up the shelves because I was tripping over everything else that I had! Do let me know how you get on :)

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  3. Perfect for a narrow backyard space. Nice photos taken.

    Simple gardening works.

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  4. Awesome. Very convenient and simple gardening idea. This can be surely afford by those having only little space in the back or side of their house. Nice photos also.

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  5. I am really amazed with your blog. The posts really are interesting and highly useful.

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