Our Diminutive Balcony Garden 2010


Once again this year we have the same Honeysuckle, which was planted in 2006 along with the variegated Ivy both, are doing very well.

One tub still contains the Geraniums that Maureen planted in 2006 and is one of the biggest geraniums I have seen in one of the large tubs is some mint that we planted in 2006.

Sunday, 07 March 2010

We started from seed this year some Black Eyed Susan (Susie Mixed) and Morning Glory (Heavenly Blue) and if we just had a bit more room we would be trying other things as well, but with the room we have got we are very satisfied with what we have been growing. Again this year we are growing our own salad leaves, radish and tomatoes we have some special toms this year all grown from seed and some peppers; Pepper (sweet) minimix), Pepper (Sweet) Orange Baby and Capsicum Prairie Fire F1.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

In the kitchen we sowed some herbs in a nice little herb planter. The herbs we sowed were Parsley (curled), Oregano, Basil (Genovese), Chives, Chervil (plain), Coriander. Our salad leaves this year will include, Rocket (Arugula) mixed, mixed spicy salad leaves, Lambs Lettuce and Pea Shoot, our radish this year will be a mixture of French Breakfast, Scarlet Globe, Sparkler, White Turnip and Pink Beauty. All these are from Mr. Fothergill’s collection and the salads are all from the collection of Mr. Fothergill’s seed mats a superb way to sow your seeds.

We sowed five each of Morning Glory (Heavenly Blue), Tomato (Moneymaker), Tomato (Tumbling Red), and Tomato (Black Russian). We also sowed the herbs Parsley, Chervil, Coriander, Oregano, Chives, and Basil into the herb planter/pot on the kitchen windowsill.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

We sowed for growing outside Thyme, Parsley (Festival), Capsicum (Prairie Fire F1), Pepper (Sweet) Minimix, Pepper (Sweet) Orange Baby.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Today we really got on with our planting, we set the grow bag up with three tomato plants one Black Russian and two Moneymaker plants. In two nice little hanging type baskets, we planted two tumbling tom red tomatoes and four black-eyed Susan plants. We also put two tumbling tom red tomatoes in a couple of pots to hang on the trellis.

We then sowed mixed radish (a mix of French Breakfast, Scarlet Globe, Sparkler, White Turnip, and Pink Beauty, lambs lettuce, mixed rocket, and pea shoots which we are really looking forward to harvesting in a few weeks time.

We tidied up the mint as it was taking over the honeysuckle pot and planted a couple of morning glory plants that we had grown from seed. Later this week we shall be sowing our herbs.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Today I got on with planting out the peppers, thyme, parsley and sage we are keeping the Prairie Fire chilli peppers indoors on the window sill along with one each of Pepper (sweet) minimix), Pepper (Sweet) Orange Baby and we have left one Orange Baby out on the balcony in a good size pot hanging on the wall trellis.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The tomato plants are doing really well I do like these Grow rings that we got some of our herb seeds haven’t germinated yet but we live in hope!

The Black-Eyed Susan’s are doing well as are the Tumbling Tom Tomatoes and it looks like we shall be able to pick some rocket at the weekend. We are both really enjoying our little garden and we have decided that next year we are going to try a potato sack or barrel.

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