Courgettes grow well in Brussels and produce a good steady crop. The young plants are the slugs favourite so growing them in containers is safer. This container of 3 plants is on a wheel base for turning. For a container this size, 2 plants would be better.
Archives for October 2015
The compost cycle for the household waste is orientated to provide fresh compost at the start of the growing season. This material is incorporated into the raised bed area and larger containers. Kitchen waste is added weekly throughout the year.
On each side of the raised bed are small corners used for two separate groups of tomatoes. One group is the first to ripen each year, at one end of the raised bed, while the other, at the other end, is the last to ripen each year. Heavier tomatoes are located at the end for …Read More about Corners and edges 2015
This year the harvest from the garden started in June and went through to October. Harvesting is weekly or bi-weekly for main crops and daily for salads and small vegetables. It is better to have this small continuous cropping than single larger crops once a season.
The raised bed was started with beans and cucumbers this year, followed with tomato plants. The bed was fed with household compost in the spring. The surface is not mulched as an experiment to reduce surface moisture that encourages snails.
Balconies come in many shapes and sizes in the city. They make ideal locations for mini kitchen gardens producing salads and small vegetables in containers. Being close to the house is ideal for kitchen use.