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 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!
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!
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!
Spring is starting to roll into town (on the back of a sudden rainstorm). Many of the plants are ready for transplant, and some others are holding on to their winter woes. Looking forward to another week of happy plants!
The powers-that-be want to streamline a process where desert land can be handed over to energy developers who want to invest in clean energy infrastructure. They’ve written a plan – the DRECP (Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan) – to delineate what is allowed to go where.
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!
Back again with another 6 garden-related updates on Saturday. Spring is in the air this week, with nearly all the plants showing more life than even a week ago. Many plants are already in need of being moved up to larger pots. Follow along with the growth here!
February has been a busy month in the balcony garden. Cress has grown even faster than the Paperwhites. Tomato seedlings put on mass at the same time as Sunflowers. And the Billy Balls never disappoint. Check out the Garden Updates here!
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!