This year I'm trying container gardening for the first time. I've planted some indoors stuff (peppers, physalis, chervil) and am waiting for the shoots to come up. Tomato seeds are on the way (hopefully).
I live in Amsterdam (think NYC climate) in an apartment, and I've got a teensie tiny (30cm by 2m / 1' by 7') french balcony facing southeast that I'm going to try to make the most of. At the back (southwest), I've got much more space (about 3m2/27 sq ft), but due to the surrounding buildings it's almost always shadowy and drafty there. I'd really like to make use of this space though, seems like a waste not to. Any ideas what plants I could try growing there?
(Please don't say salad. I hate salad.)
posted by Skyanth
on Apr 12, 2012 -
Maryland: Help me find a nice year-round co-op or CSA in the Baltimore Metro Area? [more inside]
posted by kensch
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Got a norwalk juicer. Not here yet but tell me your favorite things to make with it, juices and otherwise. [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Will having a large percentage of my caloric intake come from fruit lead to more problems than health benefits? [more inside]
posted by Evernix
on Mar 15, 2011 -
The UK Government suggests everyone eat 5 serves of fruit and vegetables per day. However, Australia recommends 7 (2 fruit, 5 veg) and the US National Cancer Institute recommends 7 for women and 9 a day for men. What gives? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry
on Jan 29, 2010 -
Safeway: regular brands and house brands out the wazoo. It says organic, but is it? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Oct 11, 2008 -
During which times of the year are various fruits/vegetables/herbs/other in season? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Oct 16, 2005 -
I'm thinking about trying to go vegetarian, if only for a month's experimentation. But for a variety of reasons, I know it will be very difficult indeed. So: suggestions? [more inside]
posted by logovisual
on Jun 2, 2005 -
What kinds of fruit/vegetables have you found that keep longest? For more perishable stuff, are there any methods (short of freezing) for extending shelf life?
posted by casarkos
on Sep 19, 2004 -
I am a very visual eater and extraordinarily stubborn. After avoiding pretty much all fruit and veg my entire life I am trying to take the plunge and expand my dietary horizons (without expanding my waistband). How can I get over the mental block of eating green and orange stuff? Can anyone recommend an easy way to get on the fruit and veg wagon or recipes that conceal the deadly veg from mine eyes?
posted by longbaugh
on Aug 19, 2004 -