Richard Corrigan's city farm
I'm watching it myself from Santa Cruz, California, having driven through one of the main vegetable and fruit growing areas yesterday....
I'm an urban farmer - have been for the past 13 years. I am not self sufficient, but I grow a lot of my own veg out the back in a fairly tiny space. This blog is the story of how I do it, what grows, and how I use it. Urban farming/city gardening is great for lost of reasons - not least the delicious and healthy food that you can produce for yourself & your friends & neighbours. If only a few people reading this blog are inspired to trade flowers or grass for vegetables, then I'll be happy.
Between holidays and work, I'll be away for most of April, so this weekend has been a blitz of planting. I have a lidl 'garden tent' and a cold frame - I'm hoping that the tender plants will do OK in these- can't leave them inside - and that all seeds planted this weekend will germinate, and only some will get eaten by the slugs. I'll either have a glut or an empty garden in May.
Got off to a good start with peas and broad beans - they are in the garden and doing well. Any leeks planted earlier are growing, but not terribly fast. All the rest - cabbages, onions, calendula, lettuce have been destroyed by the slugs. Vast amounts of egg shells are not working.
School is out for Easter break, and lots planted in the past while. Earlier this week, we finished the raspberry planting - we now have 26 autumn fruiting raspberries in.