|The box that disappeared for a good four weeks and then returned! Thankyou very much to the person responsible!!|
|You can see the carrots in the middle of the picture - the fluffy looking leaves in between the bright orange nasturtiums.|
The marigolds and cornflowers have also been doing very well - we can thus conclude that urban horticulture is a fairly simple phenomenon and that the real challenge lies in urban agriculture. Finding vegetables and fruits that are appropriate for growing in the urban landscape demands taking the space and the public into consideration. In this regard, the winning vegetable most certainly has to be swiss chard. We received some seeds called "Bright Lights" which produce bright magenta stalks which are both wonderfully decorative, large and tasty!
Whilst it would be wonderful to grow sweetcorn along the pavement, they are far too inviting to cut down due to their height. Likewise things that are visibly edible wouldn't last long at all - strawberries and tomatoes for example. Although if the aim wasn't a communal feast but merely creating edible street art, that wouldn't be a problem at all! Adopt-A-Box is going to be back next year and we have a fairly clean canvas with regards to what we are going to do so stay tuned if you would like to be part of it, or drop us an email!
Here's a few pictures to wrap up - they explain how the project is going far better than words!