Growing Up the Wall : How to Grow Food in Vertical Places, by Sue Fisher

By Sue Fisher

Develop up! when you've got constrained outdoors house and want to develop your foodstuff, this precious consultant might help you remodel formerly plant-free zones into thriving, valuable, and completely attractive food-growing parts. utilizing detailed packing containers, you could develop quite a lot of suitable for eating crops-and seize a salad for lunch with out getting your toes rainy. The publication covers utilizing a wide selection of bins and info how to  Read more...

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Carefully fill around the roots with more compost – a small scoop or a home-made one fashioned from a cut-down plastic bottle is useful for filling without making too much mess – and firm gently with your fingers, but take care not to press down hard on the compost as this squeezes out air spaces that are vital for healthy growth. The final compost level should be the same as the top of the root ball – creating a gap between soil and container rim allows for easy watering, as water can gather and then soak down, rather than running over the rim of the container and making a mess by washing out compost into the bargain.

55 CHAPTER 2 1 Edible Practicalities living walls Matchmaking for success While some plants are sunbathers that adore a hot site, others shrivel under a merciless blast of rays. Always make sure you match the right plant to the right place. For example, salad plants, most of which have lush leaves, prefer a part-shaded spot, whereas the majority of fruiting vegetables, fruit and herbs really thrive in the sun. Strawberries are a good example. Described here are various designs of ready-made unit that are suit­ able and straightforward for the individual to buy and install.

L Edible flowers look great and taste good too. Those that tolerate shallow soil include pot marigold, nasturtium and viola. l Compact-growing herbs include basil, chives, golden marjoram, golden lemon balm, parsley and thyme.

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