Tag: Balcony Garden

Six on Saturday – 17 Apr, 2021

The ginkgo is sprouting new leaves in tight spirals

Spring is showing off with the life it’s breathing into the balcony plants. The Ginkgo is showing a great spread of new leaves, the sunflower is already spreading its pad, and the wildflowers are surviving over-wet conditions.

The Sun and its Angles

A pair of paperwhites growing strong into spring!

Plants really enjoy sunlight – some more so than others. When you’re planting a plant outdoors, it’s useful to know what ‘Full Sun’ means on the seed packet, and whether your corner of the balcony or yard is going to get it. Find out where to look up the sun’s angles and how to apply it!

(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!

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