Balcony rails are useful for hanging trays close to the house. These are ideal for salads and picking crops used regularly. Trays must be well secured and watched for drying out. They do sit nicely out of the way of slugs and snails. Radish are a simple crop to start with.
Making Compost The best compost is made from mixing layers of different organic materials from the kitchen and garden. The layers should not become compacted as air movement through the pile is important. A small kitchen compost box usually needs emptying twice a week adding it to the main compost pile.
Home composting means using all vegetable waste, peelings and cuttings. Cooked foods and meat waste should be avoided. All garden waste can be used. In autumn, leaves can be gathered in leaf bins, leaving them to break down over winter before including in compost bin.
Growing hot chilli peppers in the city is remarkably straightforward. The plants do not take up much space and provide an excellent all year supply of spice to a wide range of meals. Growing the plants from seed means you can source exotic varieties from around the world.
Slugs and snails are the most common problem found in Brussels gardens. They can eat their way through a whole vegetable garden and drive the gardeners mad. They are not the only pests and diseases that affect gardens so designing an integrated pest management system for the garden is an important practice.
Watering a vegetable garden is either a routine quiet time in the garden each day or an annoying chore that gets in the way of a busy life. Fortunately, the computer age has caught up with vegetable growing and now there are computer controlled automated systems run from the iPhone to take over the chore. …Read More about Watering 2015