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Sun, Feb 21, 2010

Climate Change, Grow your own, Seeds

The days are definitely getting longer which is such good news. It stayed light till at least 6pm tonight. This is the time of year when I dig out my seed trays and decide if I should plant now or wait till the spring finally arrives and buy small plants instead. Planting and nurturing seeds is great fun but you do need space and constant warmth to make sure they survive.

A brilliant innovation that deals with both these issues is the Windowsill Vegetable Collection, complete with soil/ seeds and a lid that transforms the container into a mini greenhouse for the smallest window sill .


The National Trust estimates that UK windowsills could provide the equivalent of 600 acres of farming land, producing tonnes of cheap, locally-sourced food a year. Ledge Veg could be a way for the UK’s 5 million flat owners to become self sufficient. Check out tips for getting the best results

Have just planted the Baby Leaf Salad from the above photo to see how quickly they work compared to my normal seed planting in trays.

If space is an issue in your garden have a look at these sites for inspiration:

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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Emma Says:

    I will have a look if I’m passing a Poundland (we don’t have one locally), but surely I can’t be the only one with concerns about ‘windowsill’ courgettes?

  2. Debbie Says:

    Well spotted – not sure how they will work!