Posts Tagged ‘Growing veg in your front garden’


Congratulations to Peonies and polaroids, Skavop, Ffondant Marge and The Sneaky Magpie! Yours were the first four names out of the hat and books will indeed be winging their way to you.

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Commiserations to everyone else-sorry that I can’t send you all a copy. I’ve really enjoyed reading everyone’s plans for the season ahead and after a cool start to the year, I’m now chomping at the bit to get sowing some seeds.

Veg Street is published this Thursday 7th March and books can be ordered now online. So here’s a taste of what’s in the book. There’s plenty of growing advice and what’s good to harvest each month,

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plus some great planting ideas that I’ve picked up on my travels visiting other gardens.

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As well as fruit and veg, there’s lots of information on plants to attract pollinators and gorgeous edible flowers

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and every month, amongst the planting tips and ideas of what to grow,  there’ll be loads of advice on how to start up a community scheme in your own area.

I’ve had huge fun writing the book and I love seeing pictures of all my neighbours who are all part of our community veg growing scheme as I flick through the pages.

If you want to find out more, here’s a few reviews from fellow bloggers: Michelle at Veg Plotting, Charlotte’s PlotWellywoman and Caro at Urban Veg Patch and a lovely article about urban growing in the Sunday Telegraph.

Wishing you all a great growing year ahead!

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We had a great afternoon at ‘Cake Sunday’ this weekend. Many neighbours braved the somewhat chilly weather and came along to catch up with each other. This is the end of the second year of growing vegetables in our front gardens and our project has really helped neighbours to get to know one another better and to grow some fantastic veg.

Lots of cakes were made for our get-together,

and happily eaten by our next generation of veg growers,

and our more established veg growers too.

There were also free daffodil bulbs and small grow bags to give away so that our streets will glow come the spring.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to chat with each other about veg growing and just about anything else.

And some cannily used the opportunity to sell raffle tickets for their school.

We now have over 100 households signed up for our front garden veg growing scheme in Finsbury Park,

and now have funding for next year from the Islington Community Chest. It’s great to see our local urban community brought closer together through gardening and cake!

To read more about our community veg growing project over the last two and a half years, please click here.

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