Mary Mary Quite Contrary How Does Your Garden Grow? October 6, 2009Posted by Lauren Cooke in Inspiration, Life, Chatter & Politics.
Tags: gerden, gerdening, herbs, planting, urban garden, vegetables
I have a balcony now. For me, this small achievement is a brilliant step up the (rented) property ladder, and one that essentially results in me have a reasonably spacious “garden”. As I am having no luck with fashion this week (my heels are breaking and I kind of look blah), I have instead begun to switch my planning mind onto thinking about my “garden” and how to both make it look pretty and be functional at the same time.
First off, I want herbs. I want a decadent herb garden for the urban type, full of delicious smelling, irresistably green foliage, perfect for the kitchen and for decorating the house – not to mention perfect for storing for winter!
(Image from here)
So what herbs are vital to my kitchen?
- Curry plant
Next up, veg. Plenty of fruit and vegetables are quite happy to be grown on balconies, and provided I don’t kill them somehow I hope to have beautiful products for next year. Which veg seem to be most balcony friendly?
- Chilli peppers
- Sweet peppers
- Potatoes (believe it or not!)
Other than that, I hope to have a hanging basket on each side of each window (I may cheat and buy ready planted hanging baskets…), a nice mini bay tree (because dry leaves aren’t even vaguely equivalent) and some pretty pots. I can’t wait!
Of course, buying the plants themselves is pretty expensive, and then I have to worry about the pots and containers for them all to fit in. High up on my slightly over-excited wish list for all my spare cash for approximately the next million years are a number of pretty garden pots with which I can transform the balcony into a gardeners paradise.
- Lattice planter for anything that likes climbing!
- Big plant pots
- Strawberry planter
I can’t wait to have the money to actually put this plan into action!