Opportunities Beyond a Garden
Growing in Containers
If you only have access to shared outside hard standing areas, growing in containers might be the solution for you. The internet is full of resources that can help you with container growing. You will find inspiration on what containers to use and how recycled objects can offer a world of possibilities. Containers can be placed on balconies, in courtyards, attached to walls, or used as window boxes. For those who live in rented accommodation, containers can be an excellent option as they are temporary and easily moved.
Growing in Straw
Bales Another fantastic option is growing in straw bales, which don’t require soil or digging. If the site is sunny and has proper drainage for irrigation, this can be a great choice. Even if the site is shady, you can still grow crops, though the selection might be limited.
Balconies and Windy Sites
If you have a balcony, you might find it windy. But don’t worry! We have advice on the best crops for windy sites, including those adapted to coastal conditions and low-growing produce, or maximizing vertical space if you can optimize shelter. Living screens of hardy plants and wind filter mesh can also be helpful.
Growing in a Flat
The limit is often only in our imagination. If you live in a flat and only have windowsills, you can grow a variety of herbs that can be used for teas and to support your immunity throughout the year. By working with your neighbours, you can grow a wide range of herbs to support your health and assist with ailments.
In conclusion, there are many opportunities to grow your own food, even if you don’t have a garden. From growing in containers to growing in straw bales, there’s a solution for everyone. So don’t feel powerless, start exploring the many possibilities today!