Thursday, 10 September 2009
Growing Veggies in Window Boxes
An interesting campaign by the National Trust is to persuade people to turn their window ledges into veggie gardens. They estimate there are more than 600 acres of growing space on window sills all over the UK. They suggest growing things like lettuce, radishes, beetroot, chard and herbs in window boxes that get good sunshine. An article in The Telegraph about the initiative mentions Kingston Lacy as one NT property where they’ve installed window boxes, and says that other properties have converted hanging baskets for vegetable growing. The National Trust has already given up land for allotments over the country.