With the population of developed Countries, at least, now fully aware of the importance of managing one’s carbon foot print, and the importance of a good, healthy diet, the popularity of allotments is at an all-time high since the end of World War 2.
But, it’s very easy to create your own simple vegetable garden, or ‘Kitchen Garden’, in your own front or back garden.
The most popular modern method is to create ‘raised beds’ to grow crops in. Raised beds are popular because they help keep the plot tidy, they allow for easy crop rotation, and they facilitate the constant adding of new organic matter (home-made compost, manure, seaweed etc.). The following 5 steps will help you get started (even if on a budget):
If you are building a bed for somebody in a wheel chair or who is unable to easily bend over, there are a number of ‘trough’ type beds out there which allow users in wheel chairs to easily lean in.