Monday, March 28, 2011

Revisiting the garden

Last year, my balcony garden did not go so well.  Yes, I'm trying again.  And this time from seeds....


I purchased my seeds from Victory Seeds.  They were great--emailed me to check my address even.  This year, I didn't want to bite off more than I could chew (although I still probably purchased too many...) and I wanted to try to grow things I knew I would use.  So I purchased: Spinach (do you know how good spinach is for you??), Jalapenos, Cilantro, Basil, Salsa Tomatoes and Moneymaker Tomatoes.  In the photo above, my little seedlings are waiting for tomorrow's little bit of sunshine.  See...I purchased my seeds before I knew how much sun our balcony got.  Right now, it's a whopping 3 hours.  But You Grow Girl is growing tomatoes in her office!!  Surely I'll be able to grow a few tomatoes...even if they're small!  (Seeds-$11.00)

My other foray is in composting.  I tried composting last year, but that too went by the wayside.  As I have been trying to do better with food storage and not wasting money (more on that in another post), I decided I wanted to try composting again, that way, the food I forget to cook now will benefit us later.  Composters are expensive, so I bought a paint bucket at Home Depot and asked a nice man to drill holes in it for drainage.  I've tried and tried to understand the intricacies of composting, but I just don't think I'm there.  I do know however, that you are supposed to layer, rotate, water......and then use?  (Supplies-$11.97)

We'll see if we get anything edible out of this!


Reorganizing a bit, trying to focus my ideas and everything I'm working on.