Because I think vegetable gardening should be an option even to those living in a flat. In addition to that I like my sallad fresh and A: I tend to forget it in the fridge and then find it when it's all rubbery and soft (ie. unedible), B: at least in Sweden the sallad isn't really fresh on the shelves in the grocery store. Since I spent my childhood weeding on my own little 'kitchen garden' I prefer to grow stuff in containers. That gives you control over the soil - at least as much control as you can get.
The cherry on the top is that homegrown vegetables reduces your ecological footprint, and that I'm able to make culinary excursions in the Big Kitchen Garden.
Support the experiment
The money will be used for containers, seeds and soil.
Homepage only in Swedish, but do have good pictures from the greenhouses and the garden displays. If you read swedish you find helpfull advice and good links. Included in the assortement are exotic plants like wines and figs as well as old swedish cultivated plants. For an international visitor this is to be considered off the beaten track and low level interesting. However the place is worth a picknick, bring your own basket and buy icecream there. If you visit the place in summer during extended weekends (thu-sun) you have the chance seeing the steam trains of the historical railroad pass by.
The commentary section of a blogpost often evolves into a mini discussion forum. Since I want the exchange of ideas to be held in a nice and fair manner and as spamfree as possible I've set up some rules.
To be published a commentary must have a name or a webalias and a link to a blog or a homepage attached.
Commentaries has to be adressed to the post or the discussion around the post.
Commentaries with links to webshops will only be published if the have a direct connection to the blogpost or the discussion around the blogpost (ie. I or a another commentator is searching for something that is hard to come by and need a tip where to get it).