Friday, February 24, 2012

Getting ready for garden 2012!

The weather is starting to get warm and Spring is fast approaching. It is time to start getting ready for balcony garden 2012! I got lazy after my last harvest last year and my balcony is in shambles. There is a lot of work to be done!
I need to pull all the old plants and replenish with new soil. I need a sieve to get rid of all the roots, but I haven't been able to find one anywhere. I could look online, but I think it might be quicker to make one.
The rope that was holding up the wind barrier cloth was not weather resistant and disintegrated. I read that nylon rope is UV resistant and is stronger than the poly-something-or-the-other rope I was using. Hopefully the nylon rope will keep the wind barrier up. Then I have to clean up the balcony overall.
I forgot to harvest one bok choy, but now I have pretty yellow flowers on the balcony.
There are also fun things to do like starting lettuce, snap peas, basil, and bok choy indoors. I might also pay a little visit to the local garden store:)


  1. isn't it fun!?

    Could you use cable ties for the wind barrier?

    1. So much fun! Except, I didn't really enjoy cleaning up last year's mess:)

      If this set of rope breaks, then I will try cable ties.

  2. btw, are you interested in free tickets to the Maryland Home and Garden show in Timonium? if so, I might be able to get you some. let me know if you're interested.