Last Friday, I had a spurt of energy, thanks to glorious sunshine, to get the garden into shape. The new apartment has these garden rows in the complex and we were told by the real estate agent that two were free (really? only two? they all look unloved!), so, of course, never one to do things slowly, I’ve dived right in to set up both of them.
I helped at the old house on Friday afternoon, taking things to the recycling centre, and chanced upon a pitchfork and steel rake going to waste – just what I needed to get the job done!
After consulting clever gardening friends on Facebook, I bought chicken poo fertilizer on Saturday, digging deeper into the clagginess and giving it a bit more air and love. It was encouraging to see so many healthy sized worms in there.
On Saturday, I finally (!) cleaned the balcony too, so it’s ready to enjoy now. And then went to two birthday parties. Sandra’s 40th and Hertha’s 92nd. An exhausting but satisfying day.
Do you have any suggestions for what to plant and where and why? At the moment, I’m thinking one bed will be mainly veggies and the other lettuces and annual flowers and perennial plants. Herbs will mainly be on the balcony. Does that sound like a good plan?
I’ll go for zucchinis, cherry tomatoes (maybe with some basil close by because I’ve heard they are complementary plants), cucumbers, carrots perhaps, plus lettuces of different styles including rocket, maybe celery … all with a sprinkling of flowers in between (a suggestion from cousin Sal … I love the idea of flowers being “sprinkled” everywhere!).
Hopefully the planting will begin this weekend. So if you have any advice, I’m all ears! 🙂
Wishing you a wonderful day.