Veg Street celebrates the fact that anyone can ‘grow your own’ and that through veg growing you can meet your neighbours and grow your own community too.
In 2009, I got together with a few of my neighbours to start up a community veg growing project. We now have over 100 households signed up to growing many fruit and veg (and flowers) in our front gardens in Finsbury Park, North London. Wander down our streets in summer and you’ll see a cornucopia of food growing right on our doorsteps. There’ll be runner and french beans climbing up bamboo canes, carrots in buckets, teepees billowing with sweet peas, raised beds full of leeks and lettuces and growbags packed full of tomatoes and potatoes.
Whether you have your own front garden, have access to window boxes or you decide to green up a forgotten corner, there’ll be ideas aplenty to help you grow your own, with monthly guides and useful ‘how to’s’ to get the most out of your space throughout the year to create your own gorgeous mini Eden.
As well as fruit and veg, there’s lots of information on plants to attract pollinators and gorgeous edible flowers,
If you want to find out more, here’s a lovely article about urban growing in the Sunday Telegraph and a number of great reviews from fellow bloggers: Michelle at Veg Plotting, Charlotte’s Plot, Wellywoman , Caro at Urban Veg Patch, Jono at Real Men Sow, Alex at the Rurbanite News and Sheila at Living in Castlecove