Separate veg plots 'dated' says expert

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Having a separate veg plot in your garden has been called 'dated' by expert Barry Burrows from

Having a plot like this in one corner, separated from the look of the rest of the garden (something many home insurance holders' gardens might involve) is no longer up-to-date as a result of "new ideas and technology and innovation" it seems.

"Permaculture is the new buzzword," said Mr Burrows. "Utilising the whole garden to provide materials for living, be it food, building materials et cetera - literally living off the land without a rigid agricultural planting scheme."

For those with city gardens, he recommended making use of vertical areas, for example by installing the currently trendy vegetable walls or herb walls.

People could look at bringing in plants which they can eat and are a bit more unusual like day lilies.

Though people may associate having an organic garden with the likes of old tyres this doesn't have to be the case.

Mr Burrows said that incorporating "organic management" within a garden's design was reasonably easy these days.

Huge spaces aren't required for gardening, Amateur Gardening magazine's Tim Rumball has previously explained. An indoor plant pot would count, he suggested.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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