No photos today, just a little more detail on what I’m doing here and how I’m doing it.
Well, I’m writing a city gardening blog. I really missed gardening last year (stupid north-facing apartment), so I made sure to get a south-facing one with a big sunny balcony this time.
And boy, has it ever delivered!
I found this great container-seeds specialty website, and ordered almost all my seeds way back in February. I started the first (peas) in early March, and I’ve been ferrying seedlings indoors and outdoors ever since. They can’t just sit next to the window, because my cat will dig them up. And they can’t just stay outside, because many evenings are still chilly. Thus the ever-constant hauling.
How I’m doing it: I have a bunch of ugly-ass containers (cheap storage tupperware and a few donated, found or liberated odds and ends) that I’ve drilled with drainage holes. These are much cheaper than the terra cotta pots you can find at gardening stores, and I’m way more interested in what’s IN them than how they look. It’s the inside that counts.
Why am I doing this? Well, I really love fresh veggies and herbs. I’m stoked to be able to run outside, snatch a handful of thyme out of the window box, dash back in and throw it into the pan before the carrots know what hit ‘em. I’m looking forward to garden parties once summer is well and truly here, and we can grill zucchini that were harvested ten minutes ago. But perhaps even more than that, I am completely in love with watching seedlings sprout into vigorous and strong plants. It’s an amazing thing to see.
That’s all from me right now. Why do YOU garden? What do you want to know about mine? What is that funny smell?