Not #mycompactgarden, but one that belongs to many.
I passed by the square next to the town hall and the city library in Pforzheim today and was thrilled to see that they have planted a large surface of edible plants!
I love this kind of initiative since it shows people that you can grow something to eat just about anywhere. What I also find great is that it is the city investing in something different than just flower arrangements that will be pulled up every few months.
Already in this photo you can see strawberries, raspberries, nasturium, various herbs, cherries, currants and Swiss chard. They have done it just right mixing various types of plants growing on different heights + they are also covering the ground between the plants with wood chips to maintain the moist of the soil and to avoid weeds from taking over.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this area will develop over the coming months.