Everything but the name sounds great. As many of you have no doubt read by now, Queen Elizabeth’s staff has initiated the first vegetable garden at Buckingham Palace since WWII.
According to royal garden manager Claire Midgely, the garden will use seaweed fertilizer, compost, hand-watering, and garlic extract as a natural aphid repellant. The vegetables to be grown there have names like Blue Queen beans, Northern Queen lettuce, and Queen of Hearts tomatoes, as well as heirloom varieties of carrots, beetroot, and corn. All the official statements I’ve seen make it clear that though the vegetables will be eaten at the palace, the larger hope is that this will further inspire UK citizens to get back to their own gardens.
Here’s a link to the Guardian report.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on June 16, 2009 at 10:00 am, in the category Uncategorized.