The Croft’s Urban Garden
May 22, 2009 § 7 Comments
Regular readers will know I like my food.
Over the last few months I’ve been getting more and more fleeked off with not being able to get hold of the herbs I need from my local shops n supermarkets.
So why not grow my own? I have a couple of pots of basil and a pot of parsley in the window but that’s about as far as my garden grows. My Pops has the green fingers gene and has had greenhouses and gardens on the go, but me? I haven’t so much as pulled a weed since Bob-A-Job week sometime in the 80′s…
What better time of year than to have a crack at getting my own herbs on the go, a few lettuces and maybe the odd bit of veg than now. And to do it in public so everyone can see what an arse I make of it!
My garden, unfortunately, happens to be about 5m x 1m in size and four stories up by a rather windy stretch of the Clyde. It has a little shelter in one corner and faces due south so getting a bit of sun will not be a problem. Getting too much wind and rain, however, may be.
I have two large Miracle Grow Organic growbags at my disposal and a few bags of Miracle Grow Organic multi-purpose compost to fill the four largish containers I have assigned to grow my grub in. Not quite sure how Miracle Grow, subsidiary of ICI and one of the biggest chemical manufacturers on the planet can class their products as organic but hey…
I am going to try and grow the following, all from seedlings:
Dwarf French Green Beans
Golden streak mustard
Ambitious? Maybe. Foolish? Probably. Excited. Definitely!
Those in the know PLEASE feel free to profer any advice along the way as this is gonna be a pretty steep learning curve…