Windowbox Wonders
Gift / Grow

Windowbox Wonders

Getting a windowbox set up is easy. You need: A container. This could be a traditional windowbox or you could opt for something a bit quirkier. I like to match the plant to the container, for example growing camomile in a vintage teapot; strawberries in large; stemmed glass bowls; salad in a salad bowl; or mint in … Continue reading

Gift / Grow

Lettuce make it even easier

I think the site that lists these seedbed rolls slightly over-eggs the difficulty of growing salad, particularly if you grow it in windowboxes, but I’m still intrigued by the idea. The seeds come with their own mat and polytunnel built in – you just lay the roll on the soil, weigh down the corners and water … Continue reading

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Living with lettuce

Of course, if you sneer in the face of a mere windowbox and own your own house, you can always opt for making a living wall instead. Lettuce, rocket, spinach, sorrel and tumbling tomatoes are just a few of the veg you can grow, and if you get bored of the way it looks, just … Continue reading