Month: March 2021

Six on Saturday – 27 Mar, 2021

A happy little sunflower seedling turning into a full plant

Spring is finally taking off in the garden! The plants are all starting to enjoy the warmth and growing daylight, and the calmer winds are letting them keep their large leaves safe. I can’t wait for all the tasty plants growing on my balcony to be ready to eat – except the Cress, which is unstoppable. I probably managed to plant just a bit too much! Also featured are sunflower, hummingbirds, squash, and more!

(Garden) Cress

The cress is growing in thickly and very green

Garden Cress is an easygoing, cold-tolerant, tasty plant that can be harvested and eaten at any point in its growing cycle. Easy to care for, harvest as needed with a pair of scissors. Find out how to grow this slightly tangy salad green!

Six on Saturday – 20 Mar, 2021

A sunflower seedling alone in a large pot outdoors

This week has been a lovely week for the plants. They’re all showing some signs of new life (except the Ginkgo, which has started to worry me). The plants that have already sprouted are chugging along, growing to greater and greater size. There aren’t many new leaves on any of the plants, but the existing ones are getting larger by the day. I’m looking forward to many tasty plants on the balcony!

Mint

Spearmint looking healthy and ready to grow in spring

Growing mint in a container isn’t only easy – it’s also recommended! Mint is a delicious, voracious weed that can be grown from divisions, cuttings, or seeds. Find out how to care for mint here!

Paperwhites

Paperwhites blooming at the very end of February

If you’ve ever grown daffodils, you’re not far off from growing a Paperwhite! These lovely little flowers grow from bulbs, and are even open to blooming in winter. Find out how to grow them in water or soil!

Bloodleaf

Closeup of an Iresine (Bloodleaf) leaf just after the rain

The Bloodleaf (Iresine) is also known as a Chicken Gizzard, which should say a lot. It’s a bright red and purple bundle of joy that loves heat and humidity. Find out how to care for one!

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