Container Gardening For Food Blog


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Container Gardening For Food Blog



This Container Gardening for Food blog is the ongoing log of my journey and challenge into growing my own food in a small urban patio garden.

It covers the latest page updates as well as my personal banter.

For more information about who I am, and what this site is all about, see my
About Me page.



May 31, 2015

Why have I got spindly seedlings?

Winter is approaching and growing winter greens are my favourite time of the year. I have butter-crunch lettuce seeds, Tatsoi, Kale and baby spinach seeds

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Apr 27, 2015

About Me, And Why I Chose to Make This Website…

This website is the ongoing story of how I am trying to grow my own food and become as self-sufficient as I can, with only my small urban patio garden to work with.

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Feb 02, 2015

Autumn King

Grew these in compost in growbags and council recycling boxes on the patio.

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Nov 30, 2014

My Vertical Hydroponic Growing Setup

My vertical hydroponic growing setup has enabled me to grow abundant food in a tiny space

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Nov 30, 2014

Urban Gardening – Edens of the City

Whether it’s a small apartment window, a roof, or an expanse of tarmac, urban gardening can transform any area into a full flourishing Eden

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Nov 30, 2014

Growing Lettuce is Quick and Simple

Growing lettuce can be a simple and rewarding task, with fast results and a tasty fresh crop. Lettuces grow well in cooler climates and are particularly well suited to the UK.

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Oct 08, 2014

growing potatoes

As a young girl of thirteen,I was quite interested in planting things. It made me happy when I was upset because it is great to see something grow with

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Sep 19, 2014

My so called “” Balcony Garden “”

Working in farm, field was my passion & first love since my childhood. Due to my profession, it was not fulfilled till I retired. Now I am not wasting

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Jun 15, 2014

What, NO Pesticides At All?

A common response on hearing that everything we grow is untouched by toxins or chemicals of any kind. ‘What, NO pesticides at all?’ No, none. I can

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Jun 02, 2014

My first (ever) tomatoes!

I’ve always had a fascination with gardening but was never enthused at the thought of the kind of work required for traditional gardening efforts. This

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Apr 27, 2014

My Repurposed Veggie Garden

I have a deck that was attached to a pool. When the pool was removed it became a pond for about 8 years. We added a gazebo to the deck. The pond got filled

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Feb 16, 2014

My little garden!

My first attempt at gardening! I never realized how much fun it would be!

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Jun 05, 2013

Update hopefully with pics

Started my garden at the very beginning of the year. I have a previous post on here So with any luck my pics will upload

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May 08, 2013

First Time with raised beds

I have constructed 2, 10′ by 3′ x 8* high raised beds for my first trials this year ( 2013 ) they have been placed on a lawned area so have sliced the

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Jan 18, 2013

My Container Garden

I had an above ground pool with a deck around one end and when the pool died the deck remained. Thus my garden began. I now grow in approximately 100

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