Citygarden - part 1

The one thing I miss with living in the city is that I don't own a garden. I grew up with a big flower and vegetable garden at my parents and with grandparents who live all year around from their own vegetables and fruit. So although I grew up with love for green I didn't like that we ate salad all summer, every day.  But living in the city and being dependend of the food that grocery stores are selling kinda makes me think about everything. Especially when you see some apples in the store that are so shiny they almost look like plastic.

Last year I started my first experiment with growing vegies on a tiny tiny flat roof, 1 foot square to be exact. With as a result many tomatoes and different kinds of salads. This year I want to take it a small step further and share with you my proces. I want to show how I start growing my own food to proof that it is possible to build/plant a small garden in the middle of the city, to avoid toxic pesticides, eat healthier, with more taste and ofcourse for the pleasure of it.

Oh and please, be free to start a conversation about it here. I would love to hear your thought about this and  what you are growing.

In pictures: Many sprouts I sowed last month, tiny tomatoes which were souvenirs from our trip to Berlin, basil, I used selfmade and recycled pots for sowing, my tiny tiny rooftop which hopefully turn into a green paradise.

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The lucky plant- lovers are: Judith, anonymous / Telma, Sylv and nina m. Congratulations, I will send you soon an email with all the information.
To all of you who participated, thank you very much. I wish I could swap something with all of you but since I'm making this a yearly tradition you will have a second chance next year.


  1. I'm happy to see your pictures! I was always so curious how your little roof garden is doing! You will make it a happy, healthy place, I am sure of that! Good luck with everything! It is nice we can share our experiences on our blogs!

  2. een goede start gewenst, met een goede mooie oogst. alles is mogelijk, zelfs in een klein daktuintje midden in de stad.

  3. Wat een fijne stadsmoestuin! Ik ben benieuwd naar wat het allemaal zal oplevveren :) Ik houd het op mijn kot bij enkele kruiden zoals basilicum en peterselie (al vrees ik er een beetje voor nu ze daar alleen zijn met dat warme weer...) en kerstomaten.

  4. Gisteren enkele gekregen AH-moestuinplantjes gezaaid. Alleen al omdat het mooi is om de natuur te zien groeien en bloeien. Ik ben helaas niet zo consequent in het geven van water enzo... Hopelijk overleven ze het... Bij jou ziet het er in ieder geval goed en mooi uit!

  5. Oh wat fijn dit! Zelf heb ik niet zo groene vingers (al heb ik wel al heel wat plantjes verzameld), maar mijn huisgenote is ook vanalles aan het kweken, ben nu al kei benieuwd naar het resultaat!


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