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The Late Gardener Photo Dump




Yea. I've never really tried to grow anything all these years. So when I did I obviously waited until June...

I'm inclined to believe 'better late than never' this time around. I'll do a much better job next year. For a number of things...















































4 blog comments below

The leaves are perfect! You've got to have green fingers.
deanhills on Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:46 pm
I already made fresh pesto with the basil leaves. I forgot to add the clove of garlic so that will be something to remember next time.

What I will do is start this a lot earlier next year. Start to seed earlier and when they've grown a bit transplant them into their respective pots and planters.

My balcony is really windy on the current side where the shelf is so I might see about setting things up on the right side. I will separate the beans and peas. I figured that was a bad idea planting 2 in the same pot. They'll have their own and I'll get my hands on something they can climb, like a conical wire frame they sell.

I'm looking to have the following:

x2 beans
x2 peas
x1 tomato
x2 bell pepper

x2 endive (curly and golden)
x2 rocket
x1 some other lettuce

I should hopefully still have my herb plants (basils, parsleys, cilantro, dill, sage, rosemary, chives, thyme).

In the planters on the balcony rail I might plant radishes in one. Green onions in another. Might try and grow garlic is that's a thing. I want a 4th planter because the balcony is 6 panels wide and the fact I only have 3 is making me twitch!

My balcony is just going to be full of vegetation it's going to be silly!

I kind of want to put a taller shelf outside on the not so windy side. That way I can stack the plants up on that. I'm just worried it might blow over. If I I leave heavy bags of soil on the bottom that should stabilize it. Or just get a cinderblock Smile
TheGremlyn on Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:03 pm
Looks as though you're becoming an avid gardener. You sound like an expert! Would be awesome to make a salad with those fresh ingredients.
deanhills on Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:12 am
Looks good, TG.
The herb plants should be able to move inside when colder weather comes except the cats might get into them.
standready on Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:02 pm



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