Accessible Gardening Update May 2017
Potatoes, Spinach and Strawberries
I hope you enjoy today´s post as we harvest some potatoes, spinach and pick some strawberries which are ready to eat before season!
Here is a short of my Dads Green Circle Garden which he has been enjoying for last 4 years!
I sometimes take photos of his progress to raise awareness on the Green Circle Garden, a wheelchair accessible raised garden bed to improve well being in Schools, Senior living, Hospitals and other community gardening projects.
Our Strawberries have started to ripen in May and are providing a lot of good sized fruit as you can see. The spinach has started sprouting too after only a couple of weeks. The good thing about growing your own vegetables and fruit is that you can harvest at your own leisure and the plant will continue to produce allowing for the freshest produce when consumed.
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Wheelchair accessible raised garden beds provides sensory therapy for children in special needs schools. Sensory areas enhance learning and keep the mind and body active. Solardome geodesic domes are great facility for any school. A 9 unit Green Circle Garden could fit within Solardomes Paradise model Dome.
Wheelchair Accessible Raised Bed Gardening.
Edible garden Update:
Here is an update of the Edible garden project posted a few months ago.
If you are not aware of the Green Circle Garden please see the how it works video below
DID YOU KNOW...
This is the first Green Circle Garden Prototype and its been on test since 2012.
For everybody who is not familiar with this post, this is the first Green Circle Garden and has been on test since 2012. We plant it out from seed every year and let the hydroponic grow system do the rest. We have grown all types of flowers, herbs fruits and vegetables over the years. Above, radishes, chives, cherry tomatoes, ginger, basil and chilly's were grown.
2 months later the strawberries, Chilly's and ginger have really taken a stronghold and are producing some golf ball sized strawberries.
Although the weather has been rather chilly over the past month or two there has been noticeble growth and the strawberries have doubled in size.
Photos taken 15th October, 2016
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Following up on our last edible garden project the Salad Garden
Tips on growing large plants
The most important of all is plant spacing, it is important to allow space for the seedling to expand in all directions
Green Circle Garden allows you to grow edible plants in a fun, creative way, which can double the yield of the equivalent yard space.
The raised level of the Green Circle Garden gives plants room to spread. Air flow is better, disease is less and its wheelchair accessible.
Vegetables, especially larger vegetables, need room to spread. Often times if you can allow more root space your plants will be better off. The Green Circle Garden can act as a hanging basket maximizing the amount of plant growth too. Melons or Cherry tomatoes can hang and trail and use the 44 Gal water reservoir to grow as big as the sunlight available lets them. Roots of larger plants will find their way into the bottom water reservoir, increasing root space and plant production.
The photo shown is the edible garden of a Vitalia resident in Santander, Spain. The plants she chose were tomatoes, peppers, chilies, strawberries, cabbages, lettuce, chives and Basil.
The Green Circle Garden will help you grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables in a successful way, every time.
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