We moved into Homeheights at the beginning of 2010. We saw immediately that various areas of the grounds were neglected and in need of attention, one such area was a corner between an electric sub station and the perimeter hedge. Following a discussion with the site manager we set to work clearing the site of brambles, ivy and rubbish.
Once cleared we decided to turn it into a vegetable plot. Demolition work was taking place close by and we were allowed to salvage enough timber to build some raised beds. We were now ready to go. Improving the soil as we go we have grown potatoes, beans, leeks, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries which make a lovely jam.
Residents have helped with watering and donating implements and plants. Produce has been used in a Harvest Supper, and we always take great pleasure in picking and distributing freshly grown vegetables and fruit.
Judges thought this entry had made excellent use of gardens for food and deserved to win 'Eat My Street' and so we are delighted to present them Gold award for 'Eat My Street' Portsmouth in Bloom 2015
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