A butternut squash (winter squash) shares a large pot with a sunflower

Six on Saturday – 3 Apr, 2021

The garden is hopping right along as Spring gets underway here! All the plants are racing upward toward the sun, and even the Ginkgo has decided it's time to wake up.

A happy little sunflower seedling turning into a full plant

Six on Saturday – 27 Mar, 2021

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!

A sunflower seedling alone in a large pot outdoors

Six on Saturday – 20 Mar, 2021

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!