This garden is very much a summer garden, designed to produce a lot of vegetables over the summer and early fall and then put to rest over the winter months. Working with the limited space it is important not to overtax the soil and allow a winter rest period for the garden (and the gardener). …Read More about Summer garden
Posts relating to the basement
A basement corridor can seem an unlikely place to grow vegetables but with the combination of extra shading from extreme heat and protection from heavy rain, it can prove quite a successful location for an inner city garden. Maximising the use of floor space without obstructing access is the obvious challenge. By changing from large …Read More about Basement progress
The basement corridor of the garden is an ideal example of underused city space that is ideal for vertical gardening. Using natural climbers, beans, tomatoes and cucumber, the plants seek out the light and are strung up with string to lead them.
The basement area of the garden sits below ground level. However beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash all grow well here. The plants are started above ground in the open and only planted below ground when they are about 30cm tall.