Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series hosted by Igor from Happy Interior Blog and Judith from Joelix.com. Every month they (along with other bloggers) share idea’s and inspiration to readers on how to create green urban spaces in the home. Each month a different topic is chosen and participants are free to join in with the fun.
I’ve been wanting to join in for a while now. Those who follow my Instagram feed would be well aware of my love of nature, so it was only a matter a time before I joined.
This months topic was “Show your Green Balcony or Window Sill”. I don’t have a balcony or any window boxes, but I do have a patio. The patio is located just outside my back door that leads to the garden and it is here that I grow all my edible herbs and fruit. I love growing food as there is a certain satisfaction that comes with eating something you planted and nurtured. It’s true, that growing your own always tastes better.
So, for today’s post I decided to show you my edible patio. As most of the plants are still growing, it’s only just turned Spring. I decided to showcase the herbs and fruit I am currently growing below:
Note: It’s not Strawberry or Blueberry season yet, so these were brought from the grocer down the road and they are just a representation. Everything else was taken directly from my patio.
When we moved into our home, the first thing we did was to setup my herb “garden”. I’ve always loved the idea of being able to take fresh herbs directly from my garden to put into my dishes.
A white wall sits just to the left of my back door entrance. We used bike holders and drilled them into the wall to hold the pots. I decided that I wanted a bit of colour, so when the owners left behind some old planters, I painted them in Hague Blue – Farrow and Ball. The herbs have not survived the winter too well and my poor Sage had to be replaced.
All the other planters are currently placed around my patio and all over the floor, so I decided to get them all together and create a “Feast” setting of edible plants. This is the opposite side of the patio to the herb wall which has a backdrop of a climbing hydrangea that happily resides there.
I can’t wait for the blueberries and strawberries to grow so that we can enjoy them over the summer. I hope you have enjoyed a tour of my edible patio. Do you have any edible plants that you grow? I’d love to know.
Till next time. xD
Image Source: Photography by Doris Lee (Interior Novice)