Our garden idea for the week is going to be a salad garden. The best thing about horticulture is that not only it is a great activity and past time…. But can also be very rewarding.
By selecting a composition of different vegetables and fruits we can work on growing an edible garden. The generous Soil volume and 10" soil depth allows medium to large plants to be grown. These may include, potato, tomato, berries of all types, cabbage, marrow, melon, carrots, parsnips amongst many other possibilities.
An Advantage of our wheelchair accessible garden is that plants such as melons or tomatoes which can develop large root systems can find new area for root growth by finding their way into the bottom water reservoir increasing root capacity and ultimately, growth. Trailing vegetables can be trained to grow outward increasing the plant area, receive more sunlight and increase the yield per square foot of a regular system. We can also combine plants with deeper roots next to plants that have smaller roots with bigger surface area for extra efficiency.
Vegetables, especially larger ones, need room to spread. Often times if you can allow more root space your plants will be better off. Our raised garden beds can act as a hanging basket maximizing the amount of plant growth too. Melons or Cherry tomatoes can hang and trail and use the vast water reservoir to grow as big as the sunlight available lets them.