People often think of a raised bed as a soil bed a foot or so off the ground. It is that and more. By fixing a frame over the bed gardeners can experiment with permaculture systems of growing on several levels with the top level of netting 2 metres above the soil bed. In this …Read More about Raised bed progress
Posts relating to garden frames
Climbing beans work well in limited space. Creating a climbing net for beans on a simple frame enables half a dozen plants to fill a small space. It is also faster to make a net than it is to go to a garden store and buy one. To make this standing net requires two sides …Read More about Making a simple bean frame
City gardens are always restricted in their exposure to direct sunlight. Fortunately this is not a problem for vigorous climbing plants such as runner beans, cucumbers and vine tomatoes. These will grow quite adequately in shade and climb by themselves to reach the light above. Vertical gardening is the art of training plants to use …Read More about Growing in the shadows
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.
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
The old copper beech tree in the garden produces lots of side shoots each year. This is the right time of the year for removing them providing a load of garden canes for use in the garden next year. The fallen leaves from the tree are gathered for adding to the compost in spring.