Balcony container vegetable garden in Baltimore city
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Indoor veggies and preparing for the dreaded stink bug...
The container of garlic and arugula is doing exceptionally well. The arugula is growing like gangbusters! I plan to thin them out a little bit in time, but for now I really like the look of the container. There are roots coming out the bottom of the container - I'm guessing this is from the garlic. I doubtful that there is enough space for the garlic to make a substantial bulb but who knows?
arugula and garlic
I also have one container of chives...and some seeds have germinated but the "chives" are super super thin. Don't know if that is what they should look like. I feel like I should throw down more seeds because the container is looking really sparse.
Chives looking very scraggly
I've been on several sites that we are supposed to have a really bad season with stink bugs this year. It seems that last year a good portion of these critters died off at the larval stage, but this year they are back with a vengeance. I've been saving the net bags that oranges and onions come in for the purpose of preventing cross-pollination and seed saving. But I think these may come in handy for protecting veggies from stink bugs. I hope the entomologists (or whoever monitors these bugs) have it wrong and it won't be so bad:(