– Growing vegetables in containers

How to grow potatoes in pots

by Helen Babbs

Potatoes are cheap to buy and bulky to grow, so why bother if you have a tiny urban garden? I’d say it’s worth it because it’s really satisfying and it gives you the chance to eat exotic heritage varieties you’d never find for sale in the shops.

Growing food in small spaces: views from the balcony

by Mark Ridsdill Smith

Three years ago, frustrated by the long waiting list for an allotment in north London, I decided to start growing food at home, using my nine-by-six-foot balcony, six window sills at the front of my building and a patch of concrete outside the front door. Finding ways to coax a worthwhile harvest from such a […]