Veg on the edge!

It’s a while since we’ve been up to Saltaire on the train, so it comes as no surprise that changes might have happened in the intervening years. However, I hadn’t expected a vegetable garden by the side of the platform.


What a brilliant way to make what might otherwise be disused land into something altogether more attractive. And at least some of the food at Salts Mill, just across the road, will certainly be very local.

Seeing the runner beans there reminded me that I had picking to do back home. Not only runner beans but chard, tomatoes and nasturtium flowers in shades ranging from yellow through to almost red.

Then there were the coriander and fennel seeds to harvest. I only did about half of the latter, though, as I noticed a ladybird on them. Interesting to note that fennel seeds attract these marvellous insects and I hope they will continue to come in to enjoy. I don’t want fennel all over the garden but at the same time I’m so pleased with the number of ladybirds I’ve seen here this year.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to Veg on the edge!

  1. That’s a great blog post title, Helen. Nicely done. I love seeing things grow in unexpected places. What fun for you. Thanks for the tip about ladybirds liking fennel. I didn’t know.

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