I’m so excited to welcome you to the Vertical Veg Community.
I thought I’d start a topic where we can all say hello and quickly introduce ourselves. To get the ball rolling, I’ll start…
I’m Mark. I now live in Newcastle, in the North of the UK and grow in containers at the front and back of my house - lots of herbs, veg and fruit. After many years on waiting lists, I also finally have an allotment - but my spiritual home, and main interest is still in containers. Below is a pic of my front yard.
I started growing in containers on my balcony in London ten years ago when I couldn’t get an allotment. I quickly became hooked! I was amazed by all the delicious crops I could grow and how much we could get to eat from such a small space. And genuinely surprised by how I got to know many of my neighbours for the first time, interacted more with wildlife, and generally just felt more fulfilled about living in a city.