A Time to Sow

Monday, April 05, 2010
Almost. It's getting closer though! Unfortunately, despite gorgeous daytime temps in the mid teens (sorry Coyote...), it still drops to freezing overnight so it'll be another couple of weeks before we can leave anything outside. However, that doesn't mean we can't plan what it is we want to do this summer. As I was fortunate enough to work for an employer that considers Easter Monday a holiday, that's exactly what I did. All the pots came out from underneath the tarp and were lined up along the railing to determine what we wanted to replace, what was salvagable from last year and what we needed to pick up.

This year, the Admiral and I decided to split the balcony in half. She's still sleeping so she's in for a bit of a surprise when she wakes up and sees what I've done. Early bird gets the worm, as they say. Here's what I planned out so far (click on each picture for the larger image):

My side of the balcony will include the a strip of cat grass for the boys to chew on - hopefully they'll leave my bean plants alone this summer...

The spot between the chairs under the dining room window is mine, all mine! I'm claiming it for my own. It'll be home to a pair of bean plants which I will, of course, share with Mommikins. It's my thought that the higher stand this summer, combined with a larger amount of cat grass will save the plants for human only consumption.


This spot beside the door will be taken up with a new shelving unit. Two shelves each - I'll be filling mine with two more bean plants (making 4...hopefully that will be enough) and a shelf of herbs. Not sure what exactly I'll be growing but for sure basil and thyme. Likely oregano. Maybe just those three - they're the ones I use the most.

I might even have a pot of catnip if we have the room. Having a small balcony bites.

6 comments:

tweetey30 said...

Sounds like a great idea... I wish I had a green thumb as they say. I kill plants by accident because I forget about them...LOL.. Yikes...

sp said...

Wow that looks great. I'm looking forward to see the progress.

S.M. Elliott said...

Wow, you two really make the most of a balcony! You've got a regular buffet planned. (fingers crossed for your bean plants)

于名于倫 said...

很棒的分享~祝福你........................................

Captain Karen said...

SME: That's nothing. One of the other people in our building has a little, homemade greenhouse on their balcony all year long.

Milla said...

It's wonderful to read how you can make a mini Kew Gardens out of 5 square metres :)

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