Greenwich Peninsula

How to grow vegetables on a windowsill

While we might all harbour dreams of tending our own allotment or getting green-fingered in the
garden, the reality for a lot of Londoners is that we simply don’t have the time or space.
However, in this masterclass run by social enterprise Urban Growth as part of this year’s Chelsea
Fringe, it doesn’t matter what your outdoor resources are: as long as you’ve got a windowsill, then
the home-grown world’s your oyster mushroom.
Taking place on Saturday May 26 th from 12pm to 3pm on the Jetty – Greenwich Peninsula’s own
floating garden by the Thames – you’ll be taught how to up-cycle objects and containers to make
the perfect vessel for your veg. Then, with the help of Urban Growth’s Orsetta Hosquet, you’ll learn
all the need-to-know tips and tricks for growing, nurturing and harvesting salad, herbs and more
from your window-box. You’ll even be able to take your newly planted seeds home with you, for a
head start.
Entry to the class is free, with donations going to a selection of charities as well as towards
maintaining the agriculture of the Jetty. Urban Growth aims to improve Londoner’s quality of life by
collaborating with them to create and maintain beautiful, biodiverse spaces and transform
neglected areas into thriving community gardens.