Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sustainable Saturday -A Backyard Grows in Brooklyn

Today, I am in Brooklyn, one of the boroughs in New York City. A number of friends and relatives live in the area,and I am visiting them.  I am also checking out the post-Sandy recovery of the  Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn, which I'll blog about later this week.

(Incidentally, the "Brooklyn Strong(er)" dates from right after Sandy- I believe it is an update of an original slogan from post-Hurricane Katrina).

Today is bright and sunny and about as good, weather wise, as it gets in Brooklyn.  Yards are not big in Brooklyn, but it's quite possible to grow some of your own food.

You can start seeds in a portable greenhouse.

These pots will be full of green in another few weeks.

 
It isn't too early for some crops.
Strawberries, for example, are already blooming.

And rosemary, which can overwinter in Brooklyn, is blooming.

Many people would be surprised at how green Brooklyn can be, and what you can do with limited space.

Next week:  Red Hook, one of the neighborhoods impacted by Superstorm Sandy, recovers.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent :) I have something very similar in our garden. my seeds are doing very well in it.

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