For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Jun 24

Your Questions About Gardening

Jenny asks…

Home Vegetable Garden – How Do You Grow Your Own Vegetables At Home?

Tell me in short about your food gardening methods. With summer coming around, this is the perfect time to start a home vegetable garden.

GardenersCardiff answers:

I use a combination of vertical gardening and organic gardening to grow my own vegetables. Lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, peas, onions and beet — I’ve grown them all at home.

I’ve been into vertical gardening for the past 8 years and teamed up with my husband who’s been an organic farmer for 21 years.

Our methods work in tandem: A vertical garden helps you grow vegetables in a limited space (using window sill tubs or wooden towers) while organic gardening saves you the cost of pesticides.

Ruth asks…

Do you grow your own vegetables?

What vegetables do you grow (if any)?

Later on this year when the weather’s warmer I want to grow some cherry tomatoes in the greenhouse.

I posted this in V&V because of the correltation between ‘vegetarians/vegans’ and ‘vegetables‘. LOL. And I’m curious to know if any of you grow your own organic, homegrown veg.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Hey dude…….I grow what I can in my small city backyard. Tomatoes, habaneros, jalapenos, cayennes, green bells, banana peppers (Hungarian Wax peppers), oregano, cilantro, dill, and basil. A group of friends readily trades what they grow too so I have access to olther fresh grown produce as well.

Good luck with your garden! Freshly picked produce is so good it will spoil you away from store bought :-)

I use a product called “Miracle-Gro” and I doubt it’s organic. I don’t spray any pesticides organic or otherwise. Inner city pests of that variety are few and far between.

Sandy asks…

Growing your own vegetables?

ok so we planted broccoli and it looks like it’s ready.
how do we cut it or get it out?
is there a special way to do it?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Cut ware all the florets come together on the stalk. Then soak it in your sink full of cold water and some salt, worms don’t like salt, they will come squirming out if there is any then give a good rinse to get the salt off. After you cut the mane head off the plant it will continue to produce single florets all year, be sure to keep them picked off and don’t let them flower. You will have broccoli till frost.

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