One of the things I wanted to commit to this year was growing a little of my own food. I had these great intentions, back in December, of finding and participating in a community garden.
Then, in January, I got caught up in life, the universe and everything. And also a comunity market that’s stolen my heart (and free time) Thoughts of joining a community garden persisted, but weren’t really acted on.
Well, that didn’t change my desire to grow something for Bill & I to eat. It just limited what I could do. We’ve areas that are not impossible to grow on, but it’s a challenge. We have a small balcony & some large windowsills. The windowsills face south & east, the two best directions, I’m told. But the entire building is often shaded by other buildings the same height or taller.
Despite all that, I decided to forge ahead. I have, so far, planted two tomato plants (a “juliet” and a “sungold” – on the recommendation of the farmer we get our CSA from), an orange bell pepper plant, two basil plants (Bill loves the basil), a chive plant & a lavender plant. Waiting in the wings is a lemon thyme plant. I probably won’t buy anything else for that tiny balcony, but no promises. I do want some edible flowers at some point.
Here’s the veggies and the lavender:
Here’s the basil & chives: