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The Urban gardner.
Growing your salads and herbs in convenient containers.
Great for city dwellers.

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Most folks are aware of the ‘garden’ fresh salad and herb drive within the greater communities which is pretty much a worldwide, trend. Everyone sees the need for fresh leafy foods and the health benefits that flow on from this.
 
The Urban Gardner has for some time been moving towards our own version of the traditional garden. Urban gardeners aren’t into full on gardening and don’t want to be slaves to the weeding, spraying, mulching composting scene that required the dedication shown by our ancestors in years gone by. Our house has little space for gardens with decks on two sides, we could not put a traditional Kiwi garden in even if we wanted to.
 
We decided to approach the problem using ceramic pots, supplemented by slightly larger plastic bins. We chose these over the wooden planter boxes simply because we had ready access to them which didn’t need financial input. i.e. they were available for free!
 
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This season, using store bought soils & compost; we have planted spinach and various lettuce varieties, pineapple herbs, tomatoes, parsley and various other herbs such as basil and coriander.
The results have been amazing.

 
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We have been picking lettuce etc for two months now; just wander onto the deck at dinner time and cut enough for the evening meal. Add trimmings as desired (we love goat feta with our salad) and enjoy.
Our tomatoes are essentially a gimmick, just because we can, and they are looking very promising. They should be ready by the time the markets are flooded with ‘cheap as chips’ tomatoes…but we will have the satisfaction of knowing where they came from!

 
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It’s easy to grow all sorts of veges e.g. leaks, cabbage, chilies or whatever you fancy. All with the ‘no weeding, minimum hassle’ philosophy.It doesn’t take away the need for the supermarket or the vegetable market, but it does supplement the table and the feel good factor is well worth it.

The Urban Gardner has a glow of pride from a modest deck salad and herb patch!