Time to check in on the balcony garden!
Things are growing like crazy! Remember how we started? With just a few seeds and a few tiny plants?
Then they started to grow.
And NOW look at them!
And then we had our little cauliflower plants.
Well not only did they grow, but the craziest thing happened! Right in the middle of them is now growing, a big potato plant!! It must have got in there from the compost dirt and is now taking over the place! I trimmed back some of the branches because the poor ol cauliflower isn’t getting any light! Not sure how all that will turn out, could be quite a fight under the dirt that no one will win!
Then we have some arugula growing quietly beside that.
The tomatoes aren’t doing that well. They like hot and sunny, something it really hasn’t been too much of this year.
This is them when they were planted a few weeks ago.
This is them now.
Not much change.
But all the lettuce is doing marvelously! Lettuce lettuce everywhere!
So what to do with all the lettuce? Well……when you’re done with salads……no reason why you can’t toss the greens into the juicer or if you want something more, put them in your smoothie!! Great way to get your greens while you feel like you are just getting fruity goodness!!
One thing I find odd on the balcony garden……the birds keep stealing my mint. What do you suppose that’s about? Air freshener for the nest??