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Harvest Monday - July 28, 2014

I can’t actally remember harvesting this zucchini, and still less how I ate it. Weird. The only thing I really remember about it is weighing it, because my cheap kitchen scales only go up to 0.5 kg, and this weighed 0.8 kg, so I had to cut it in half to weigh it. 330 more words


An Introduction to Balcony Gardening - Part 1: Why Grow Crops in Pots?

Part of the “Adventures in Gardening” Series.

I’m a little late in the planting game to be posting about balcony gardening, I know. Think of this post, though, as a tantalizing glimpse at the amazing fun you could be having… 883 more words

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Farewell to Carlingford

The best thing about gardening is experimentation, as I reassured myself while pouring Guinness all over my compost heap today. I had some left over after I made rarebit last week (I couldn’t drink the leftovers because I hate beer). 751 more words

Balcony Gardening

On Balcony Gardening

In my experience, one can start a garden as long as there is enough space and sunlight. If you are tight on space like in a condo, you can always use your balcony (if available) during the growing season and bring the plants indoors in winter. 176 more words

Balcony Gardening

These are not my mother's thumbs

Nope, definitely not. While mine are brown and able to kill almost everything, my mother has a gift with plants.

She also probably has a sadistic streak, for she sent three of her darlings to our place for torture and slow death. 75 more words

Harvest Monday - July 21st, 2014

Every week I think, “This will be the week I do better about blogging.” (And about so many other things. Writing stories. Reading. Writing e-mails. Taking care of my balcony garden. 84 more words


The Weird Gap between Spring & Summer Harvests

We’ve hit mid-July and the garden is still alive. ¬†There’ve been no major setbacks – outside of the Okra, which I believe are stunted due to poor placement on my behalf and unstable weather. ¬† 666 more words

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