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
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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
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.
This website and diary blog exist because the author broke his foot in July 2015 and spent the summer sat looking at his garden instead of being out working in it. While family and friends tended to the garden for the summer, the author wrote a series of articles on the basics of vegetable gardening …Read More about Introduction to the Brussels Kitchen Garden