The Windowbox Allotment - The Useful tips page on how to grow your own
The Windowbox Allotment
Useful tips on how to grow & enjoy fruit & veg. from your windowsill !
Welcome to the site
I set up this site to share my experiences of growing and harvesting fruit and veg. from my very own windowboxes - Having no real garden of my own, it's been a fun experiment to see what's done well and what hasn't - Hopefully you can learn from some of my mistakes!
What I have proved is that you can get reasonable crops and still have a very attractive windowbox to boot.
Planning & Making your Windowbox Allotment
Consider the pros & cons of growing in windowboxes, what you need to think about in a container, how to make your own and how to make sure you're creating the best growing conditions for all your crops.
How does the site work?
The site uses pictures and icons, such as those below, to link to other pages. Simply hover over the icon to find out where it leads, then click to follow.
This page also acts as The Useful Tipspage and main contents page for the site, click on the lightbulb icon to return here at any point in the site.
What to plant and how to plant it
Mini-guides on what veg, fruit and anything else that will do well in a windowbox allotment. Why not try growing something unusual?
Healthy Windowbox crops
What you can do to overcome the drawbacks of growing in windowboxes, how you can optimise conditions for your plants and how to deal with pesky pests and diseases..
What do you think?
Let me know what you think to the site and whether you've got any top tips of your own about growing edibles in containers.
Using your crops
Ideas on how to make delicious meals, cordials and wines from your fruit, herbs and veg
Handy Links Page
Here you'll find handy external links to relevant suppliers, sources of information and anything else I can come up with! Let me know if there's anything else you think should be here.
Who I am and what inspired me
Pictures of windowbox allotments from here and abroad. Do send me your pics if you have any yourself!