A lot of changes have happened in the balcony since the last update. Of course I have shown some of them like when we planted strawberry plants, tomato plants or the first flower sprouting on the peach tree, but as I compared the pictures I have taken today with the ones I posted in February 14th (more than one month ago I know, it’s been too long!!) I couldn’t believe how much everything has grown, and how much greener the balcony looks.
In the foreground there are the strawberry plants and next to them the tomato plants.
Up in the chairs we have first the lettuces, red and green types, then the spinach, and finally a pot with sweet onions (these long green things you see..) and more lettuces.
The peas I have put them on the floor and with some wooden sticks so they can climb… I am going to try to make them climb enough to get to the railing of the terrace.. but so far they are not going very fast.
Here the second section of the terrace, in the tree long pots, first the onions, then the lavender and at the end some more lettuces.
A pot with parsley…
… and a pot with basil.
Next to the glass door to the living room we have the peach tree to see how keep appearing beautiful pink flowers and small bright green leafs.
Also from the living room we can now see the pot of barley I planted on a plastic water bottle (I am very sorry to say the basil on the other water bottle did not make it, I do not know why…) and the mint.
Do you see what a bad look the poor mint has? It was attacked by aphids and started like, dying.. I had to cut several of the twigs because were dead or so full of aphids I could not take them out… and now I am being as gentle as possible with it and crossing my fingers it gets better and goes back to being the lush green mint it was just a month ago!!
Hope you enjoyed my summary on the edible balcony. Do you have any plants at home? I would love to know about your experiences with gardening and growing!!
Credits: Autor and photography Jara Forcadell