Marseille, land of vegetable patches

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Home gardens, allotments, shared gardens… here in Noailles, savouring a coffee on the terrace of the Petit Saint Louis. And you muse that a mere stone’s throw away, the Capuchin Market offers delicious fruits and vegetables throughout the year. And whether you will also put on some gloves and farm the land of Marseille?

The vegetable patch, my pride and joy

 

Prepare a salad with a lettuce that you have grown, chomp on your own radishes, cut fragrant tomatoes. On sunny days, you feel like having a vegetable patch.

You think fondly of supplying vegetables, aromatic herbs and medicinal plants to Père Blaize.

Its spirit has also infiltrated the decoration of our kitchens, with designs inspired by herbaria and rustic utensils taking on the amusing role of vases.

One only has to make a small diversion at the Maison Empereur to notice!

 

Marseille, vegetable patch city!

 

At the cité radieuse, the residents have created a shared garden with a compost area.

In Vauban, the residents have cultivated a neglected plot on the hill of Notre Dame de la Garde. It’s the same scenario near the Silvain theatre.

In the Northern districts, in Saint Antoine and by the station of Saint Joseph le Castellas, a bucolic landscape awaits you: garden shacks, dirt paths and all kind of planted furrows.

In Bonneveine, shared gardens can be found in the Bortoli gardens.

In Luminy, it is a community and open to all, including students of the Campus.

 

What should you grow in your vegetable patch or on your balcony in Marseille?

Of course, the climate must be considered in order to achieve a fantastic Mediterranean vegetable patch. You can reasonably expect tomatoes, courgettes, lettuce, aromatic herbs, potatoes and aubergines.

In terms of fruits, figs are likely to flourish.

You can also choose dwarf fruit trees  on your balcony and grow lemons and tangerines.

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