There was a time when growing tomatoes outside in Belgium was considered impossible, what with cold and wet summers. The last few years with heatwaves have changed this. Choosing which types of tomatoes to grow whether in garden soil beds or in pots on balconies or on roofs usually takes a year or two of …Read More about Regular city tomatoes
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The humble radish is one of the fastest and most reliable cropping vegetables with seedlings appearing after 5 days and the crop ready after 6 weeks. This makes it ideal for people wanting to test out a planting space on a windowsill, balcony, or in the garden. Radish also are ideal starter plants for children. …Read More about The humble radish
Growing your own salad on a windowsill or balcony has never been easier. In recent years varieties have appeared for “cut and come again” growing which enable a constant supply of fresh leaves over many months. Salads prefer the cool months either side of summer so now is the time to start. The tools required …Read More about Balcony farming
Spring cleaning in the garden is particularly important for people growing vegetables in containers on paved areas. As the first job of the season, cleaning off all surfaces and weeding paths and edges helps to keep down pests during the year. Washing down all paths and tiles with a basic household cleaning liquid (mixed strong …Read More about Spring cleaning
Grow your own food: 10 tips for urban gardening in Brussels Brussels has great potential – and no space is too small. The Brussels region has set an ambitious goal to locally produce 30% of the fruit and vegetables that its residents consume by 2035. The figure currently stands at 1%. There might be a …Read More about Bulletin article 20 April 2016
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.