How much food can you grow without a garden?
A 9 foot x 6 foot north-west facing foot balcony, 5 south facing window sills, 3 north facing window sills, and a small patch of concrete outside the front door. Is this enough growing space to keep a family in vegetables most of the year? That’s what I set out to discover!
Every day, I recorded the weight and value of harvests. In these pages you can see the results, along with pics, for each month of the year – from May 2010 until October 2011 – until we moved to Newcastle. From May 2013 you can see my growing diary for Newcastle, where I’m growing in a concrete back yard.
~ Mark Ridsdill Smith