Category Archives: The ‘Urban Farm’
I’m just getting the plot ready for this year’s farming. I’ve prepared all the soil in the pots, containers and the ‘bed.’ So far I’ve seeded the runner beans, french beans and climbing peas. Planted some nasturtiums, to avoid the … Continue reading
Well, it is already almost the end of May, and Spring is officially well under way, but not so as you’d notice. The weather, down on the urban farm has been very hit and miss; with cold days, warm days, … Continue reading
Spring is here, in my garden, when the first tulips appear.
The very last harvest from last year’s potato crop. Charlotte and Rooster spuds!
I like to grow own food. I suppose it goes without saying that I like cooking my produce also. I have recently had my range fitted in the kitchen and have been keen to use it too. Some of the … Continue reading
Having two mainly paved gardens, to grow enough produce I have found it necessary to use containers, such as large plant pots to place on the paving. There are certain advantages to this. The produce is contained in manageable portions. … Continue reading
Hanging baskets are an attractive way of using containers to grow where there isn’t space on the ground. It is also an excellent way of keeping crops away from slugs and other harmful ‘critters.’
Adding trellising is easy. I prefer to use chicken wire hung onto plastic coated hooks which I screw into rawl plugs I have inserted into drill holes in the wall. This offers me a permanent facility for my plants to … Continue reading
A major event occurred last year, which was to cause a lot of upheaval with my gardening blog. I moved house and so could not think of any special reason to continue to write. I have spent the last six … Continue reading