Urban gardening

We live in a flat which is great most of the time, except I do like gardening and well there not much garden in our flat. Or at least so I thought ...

We moved in around May last year and didn't really get organised, although we did grew a tomato on the window sill (is that how you spell sill, it looks odd). This year we have 4 tomato plants, a forest of chillies and peppers and it is acting as a nursery for our new roof top garden!


Our block has a flat roof, and there is a proper staircase to get up there, so this year we got ourselves organised and have started a roof top garden, in a fairly modest way given the size of the roof. We bought two grow bags, two bags of compost and some seeds, but everything else we've used is recycled from the huge pile of junk in the yard at the back of our block.


The large plant on the left is a hops plant (for the boyfriend's home brewing) the two biggies on the palette are an aubergine and courgette plant, there also small cucumber and tomato plants hiding behind them. One bucket has wild flowers and the other one herbs, but both are newly planted so not much to see yet. A salad box, made out of some scraps of wood and plastic sheeting, and lavender in the end of a piece of drain pipe. Which just goes to show what you can do with the rubbish lying around the place. 

And, by the look of the courgette plant I'm going to be tucking into the first produce from the garden soon ...

Comments

  1. Wow well done it all looks amazing!

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  2. Wish I was that organized! Lovely garden you have there

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  3. I've never made courgette bread, but I do have nice recipes for courgette cake and muffins, so maybe courgette bread could be a good experiment for this year :)

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  4. I saw a lovely courgette muffin recipe on the Guardian website. I think another visit may be in order! ;-)

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  5. Nooo! just eat the courgette sliced in slivers and fried in delicious butter. So simple and so pleasing. Baking with courgettes is clever but... regretable, when you have something so summery and fragrant.

    Sorry to get all opinionated, but power to your planting. An inspiration (as ever!).

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  6. Wow, who would have thought that courgettes would spark such a debate! I agree with Q that simply served courgettes are delicious but if you have to struggle throught the mountain of courgettes that my dad grows in his garden each year, you would be looking for some more creative uses for them :) And it has to be said that as unpromising as courgette cake sounds, Nigella's recipe for it is delicious...

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  7. Fantastic. It's great what you are doing with your tiny garden. The plants in the window look lovely. May you reap the rewards of you sowing

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