This is the first summer I decided to try growing vegetables on my condo’s balcony. I didn’t even know that one could grow veggies in pots. I want to share with you how easy and successful it has been.
I started this on the long weekend in early May, so it has been 2 months now. I was able to start harvesting and eating from this after about only 1 month. I wasn’t even sure if they would get enough sun to do well. It gets an hour or two in the morning and maybe 6 hours in the afternoon, and that seems to be sufficient.
Here is the before (when I bought them already started from the store), and the after, 2 months later. Green kale, Swiss chard and blueberries. Look at the fourth photo for a surprise! Not bad, eh?
In the spinach container that the gardening store sold to me, there were several plants in one container. One of the plants began to look a little different than the others as they all grew. Yesterday it sprouted a little green bunch of something on the top of the plant. My friends told me that if the plant started flowering, to cut off the flowers, so I did, then I realized it was broccoli! The leaves looked almost the same as spinach but a little darker in colour (pictured in the left side of the photo). So I gave the tiny baby broccoli piece to my buddha…