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Graden on a Balcony

            A few months ago, my mother has started her own vegetable and flower garden up on our balcony. So far, she has planted a variety of vegetables such as bell peppers, salads, bok choy, cucumbers, tomatoes, as well as a few flowers. She uses old water bottles, juice cartons, as well as plant pots to plant her seeds. She has also ordered compost worms that eat all our compost and create fresh soil for her to use. She uses rain water that collects up in basins outside the house and carries them up. A lot of her plantations have come out successful and she has picked them for us to eat at dinner. Already, she has collected quite a few kilos of cucumbers and she has a few plantations of cherry tomatoes that have produced ripe tomatoes.

            Since the rainy season is here, a few diseases have struck her plants and a few of the batches have died. My mother is looking for some remedies to help her plants grow a little more. My mother has decided to start this project because she wanted us to eat non chemical plants, that have not been affected by pesticides or that have been chemically enhanced to make them bigger, prettier, or tastier. She has not used a single chemical product and has progressed greatly from a few seeds, to the balcony overflowing with vegetables and plants.




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142

    The photo hasn't loaded properly maya and I'd love to see it. Start with the camera icon and don't try and upload too large a photo. I reduce mine to 30% from the size the camera and the phone produce.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Hello Maya, welcome to the forum image

    Your mothers balcony garden sounds great. 

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,266

    Sounds fabulous. I'm guessing you are somewhere warm because we don't have a rainy season (unless you count year round drizzle). Looking forward to seeing photos of your veg patch in the sky.

  • Here is a picture, sorry the other one didn't load

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