Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Window Box Gardening

So you don't have a garden, and you don't have an allotment and you don't have landsharing in your area. What is a person to do if they want to grow their own? The easy and accessible answer: window boxes.

The National Trust is starting a 'vertical vegetable garden' campaign by growing vegetables in window boxes and hanging baskets at their historic houses. They reckon that England's windowsills could provide the equivalent of 600 acres of farming land, producing loads of cheap, and very local food a year for hungry urbanites. The top five easiest vegetables to grow are lettuce, radishes, beetroot, rainbow chard and rosemary." Read the entire article.

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