Gardening In Japan

Old Feb 3rd 2007, 12:27 am
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I'd like to hear from any gardeners, veg growers or self sufficient experts.

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Soo, you better have a pretty large house if you want to garden in Japan...otherwise its mostly hanging plants because there is no room
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I am pleased to get a reply after so long. I understand about the lack of space. Not everybody lives in Tokyo
Although we live in a city, there is enough space to grow a few vegetables
If you are interested you could check out adekun's japan blog.

If we had a large house the mother-in-law wouldn't be so much of a problem :curse:
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I am pleased to get a reply after so long. I understand about the lack of space. Not everybody lives in Tokyo
Although we live in a city, there is enough space to grow a few vegetables
If you are interested you could check out adekun's japan blog.

If we had a large house the mother-in-law wouldn't be so much of a problem :curse:
Hi Adekun, how much space do you have, what is the soil like (Ph), weather conditions, how much sun does your garden get, what do you want to grow and finally are there any Gardening clubs in Japan?
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I'm just about to catch a flight and will be without an internet connection for at least a week.
I'll reply, once I'm back up running...
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Soo, you better have a pretty large house if you want to garden in Japan...otherwise its mostly hanging plants because there is no room
It sounds like you have not been to Japan. Otherwise, you would know that that there is land utilized for gardening and allotments.
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It sounds like you have not been to Japan. Otherwise, you would know that that there is land utilized for gardening and allotments.
Hi NC
I haven't been to Japan either, but when I get the info, I should be able to give some help and advice for growing vegetables in small areas, containers and Hanging baskets. Interesting that they have Allotments, would that be similar to UK?
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There are allotments, at least here people tend to own a patch - there is generally somebody in the extended family that grows ample rice. For every apartment block there seems to be a rice field.
I have sandy loam? which I guess is a touch acid. I hasn't presented any problems. It varies within walking distance.
I guess there are clubs, but I'm as yet to find any - I expect it's a case of a few old men escaping their wives for a bit.
You can check the links below to see what has been planted over the past year and a bit.

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There are allotments, at least here people tend to own a patch - there is generally somebody in the extended family that grows ample rice. For every apartment block there seems to be a rice field.
I have sandy loam? which I guess is a touch acid. I hasn't presented any problems. It varies within walking distance.
I guess there are clubs, but I'm as yet to find any - I expect it's a case of a few old men escaping their wives for a bit.
You can check the links below to see what has been planted over the past year and a bit.

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Hi Adrian
So you obviously don't want to grow rice. How many sq. m can you spare for vegetables, normally in a small area it is better to grow things that you can't buy normally or specific types for their flavour. Herbs can be grown in pots, tomatoes also in pots but they need a lot of attention, watering and feeding.
If you have sandy loam you will need to dig in plenty of composted vegetable matter, which will help to retain water. In a small area making raised deep beds is a very good way to grow things, easy to work round and good cropping.
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Hi. I am one of the lucky few who have a little garden in Tokyo...well, actually it's really a block of dirt. The tenants before me never utilised it, so I inherited a wee block of weeds (loads of weeds) and crawling thingies underneath it all. I was told that it is bad luck to kill the hundreds of spiders that live in it, at least they have kept the ant population under control.
Does anyone know of a decently priced landscaper/gardener in Tokyo to help out?
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I can't offer anything on landscape gardeners.
Growing some veg has it's rewards. Throughout September you could dig a small patch and early October stick some garlic in. You wouldn't have to pay 300 yen for something that hasn't been sprayed with all sorts.
The spiders can keep the bugs in check.

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Thanks Adekun, I will take your advice and try to plant veges. I have no clue but will read up. Thanks.
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If you want any advice, drop by my blog and website. I started about eighteen months ago and although no expert, pretty keen.

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