Well it's about 2 weeks since a started my balcony garden. I can remember like it was yesterday. I stepped out onto my balcony while I sipped my morning brew. I gazed upon 2 dwarf trees down at my knees. The calamansi has a sweet smell coming from the delicate white flowers. The single fruit hangs on by a twig on the lemon tree. It calls to be picked or does it just want to show off its bright yellow color. I stand there, imagining.
I paused and stared at my balcony. In addition to the plants I mentioned I inherited 2 more plants. I added a pale yellow rosemary and a dying mint plant to my balcony. I thought 2 would be hard enough for a brown thumb person but I ended up with 6 plants. I am in so much trouble!
What do I do? I took a deep breath and looked at my small space. Do I have enough space? Will they thrive up on this balcony? I put my on my gloves and started sorting the plants. I turned on my computer and searched furiously for information. The endless stream of information pours through my screen. My eyes dance wildly back and forth. My mind bounces around in my skull. My lips can't help but smile. I smile because it was the day my balcony garden started. It is the day that I'm a balcony gardener began. It's the day I declared and called the balcony garden Oakley's garden.
|Little guy watching over my plants... bugs beware!!|
The rosemary plant is still looking the same. Here is a photo of day 1 and now. I water it every other day. I also added some coffee grounds and egg shells. I know it doesn't lack sunlight. It does get plenty of it. It probably gets more than 8 hours. Any suggestions?
As for my other rosemary plants, the smaller one is looking great as ever. The larger one is looking a little bit thin. I noticed the leaves close to the roots are all brown. Is this from over watering?
|Healthy rosemary... she|
The calamansi is growing nicely. You see all the flowers are starting to become fruit. I think we'll have plenty of sour fruit! Here is a photo.
The little guy is growing nicely. I try not to bother them too much. But do I need to cut him off? What do I do?
My mint is looking a little bit better....
Well it looks like my garden is growing nicely. I'm so excited about my balcony garden. It's so rewarding to see it growing. I'm really glad to be part of the garden society. There are so many great people out there and the information they provide. Thank you everyone. I'm proud of my balcony garden. I'm proud of my balcony garden.