TSA Open Food Garden free event Sun 13 Sept drop in 3 – 5pm.
Venue: 2 The Almonds, off The Poplars, St Albans, AL1 1UZ
Come along to help prepare your Autumn Garden for food growing and collect your free strawberry plants!
1. Autumn onions
2. Planting garlic
3. Winter salad veg
4. Managing your compost well
Get tips, advice and share ideas with other food gardeners. Suitable for beginners and experienced food gardeners. Strawberry Plants available to take away for smal donation..
The owners decided that they did not need a lawn and instead built a curved raised bed in the centre ofthe back garden where they grow a variety of vegetables (including broad beans, peas and runner beans), fruit (strawberries and blueberries), a selection of herbs, salad leaves and tomatoes. These can all be picked as needed from just outside the back door.
The garden also has flowers to attract insects, a pond and a bog garden. Extensive use is made of recycled materials (wood chippings to form paths; compost bin made from recycled pallet wood); there are several water butts, compost bins and re-used containers for food growing.
Parking near the house is limited; bikes can be parked on the drive. Several buses run along London Road (5 minutes’ walk away). Wheelchair access to the garden is restricted. No dogs please except guide dogs.