A raised bed is the most efficient use of space to create a good vegetable garden. The bed is fed with home made compost every year keeping the soil fertile and not requiring extra nutrients. Compost bins and raised beds work well together. The existing raised bed was constructed using building site leftovers about 10 …Read More about Building a new raised bed 1
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With the lack of ground space in city gardens it is worth exploring how climbing species of plants can be used to utilise vertical space. Beans, tomatoes and cucumbers all work well in urban gardens. Learning how to use walls, structures and stairways for gardening is a novel way to green the city.
Courgettes grow well in a city garden producing a regular supply throughout the summer. They are best suited to growing in larger containers to avoid problems with slugs and snails. Slugs and snails love courgettes. The seeds start easily in a simple plastic box covered in plastic. Once the seedlings appear the covering plastic is …Read More about Growing courgettes in the city
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For people new to growing tomatoes here is a list of 6 reliable types that grow very well in the city. These are all small type tomatoes (it is better to have a plant with 30 small tomatoes than a plant with 1 large tomato). These tomatoes will grow well from pots or planted in …Read More about Tomato: List of favourites
Building a simple raised bed is the most efficient way of creating a vegetable garden in limited space. By adding a support framework it is possible to grow plants at ground level (herbs etc), tomatoes and cucumbers in the mid level and beans on the higher level.