A raised soil bed is without doubt the most useful form of growing area for a small city garden. There are many ways to run a raised bed, some all year round, but whichever growing plan is used it is important to think to the soil and how to keep it healthy and alive. For …Read More about Clearing the raised bed
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Every garden should have a compost bin. Not only does it provide rich soil for adding to the garden it also helps a household reduce the amount of useful organic material going to landfill. Cities across Europe now have programmes to support people establish household compost systems. Garden compost bins come in various shapes and …Read More about City composting
At this time of year with the advent of planting season you can go through a lot of plant containers, especially if you give a lot of plants away. The standard 2 litre milk carton, with the top cut off, makes a good intermediary container for bean plants. The beans are started in plastic boxes …Read More about A bit of recycling
The raised bed is one of the most productive areas of the garden. At the end of the season the bed is cleared of all the climbing plants, beans, tomatoes and cucumbers and the material composted. It is always handy when a friend comes round to help.
At this time of year there is an excess of green material and leaf material for composting. This simple wire mesh basket works well for a temporary storage. The material will be added to the compost bin later in the winter.