About the patio

Turn your balcony, patio, or even window sill into your own micro farm. Its easier than you think to grow and eat your own zero carbon footprint food without having a plot of land. All you need is a container, dirt, seeds, water and sunshine.

I always thought gardening was something you needed experience and resources to undertake. I simply assumed I did not have a single green finger on either hand, let alone a green thumb to even attempt it.

Somewhere along the way, after the first sprouts of green came poking through the carpet of soil, I learned an invaluable secret. You do not need to know a thing about gardening to know how to begin. Your hands will know how to start, and the garden will teach you along the way. This purpose of this blog is quite simply to share that knowledge. Believe me when I say if I did it, you can do it too, and this is why you should…

Container gardening is for anyone who enjoys a moment of peace every now and then (its unbelievably therapeutic), wants to save a bit of money (and like me is tired of giving the large supermarket chains more money), believes in the importance of eating fresh healthy (pesticide free) food, anyone who wants to do their small part for the environment (the food you grow has not travelled hundreds, in some cases thousands of miles, and will have a zero carbon footprint). Even if you have only one container plant, it is well worth it.

There is nothing quite like eating your first home grown vegetable. After that first bite, every supermarket vegetable there after will taste dull in comparison. You can taste the sunshine and care poured into the plant as you nurtured its growth.


“When practiced to its fullest, mindful eating turns a simple meal into a spiritual experience, giving us a deep appreciation of all that went into the meal’s creation as well a deep understanding of the relationship between the food on our table, our own health, and our planet’s health.” Thich Nhat Hanh




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