Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama's new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a vegetable garden at her Buckingham Palace residence. England, like America, is experiencing an upsurge in interest in edible gardening. Vegetable seed sales are up and there are waiting lists for community (allotment) gardens. And there is a growing interest in eating fresh, local, organically raised food.

The new Buckingham Palace vegetable garden is 24 feet by 30 feet and will include a variety of vegetables including 'Stuttgarter' onions, 'Musselburgh' leeks, 'Red Ace' beets, and 'Fly Away' carrots. The plants will be raised organically and the produce will be used in the royal kitchens at the palace.

For more information about Queen Elizabeth's vegetable garden, go to: Daily Telegraph

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