Sunday, September 30, 2012

Harvest from the Balcony

This is the first salad harvested from my Alexandria, VA (D.C.-ish) balcony garden. I've got full containers I'll upload pictures of when I get a chance. The hubby has not been great with sharing the camera lately, as he uses it a lot at school. I think I'm finally to a settled enough point where blogging about my balcony garden is a bit more feasible.

I've got lots growing (relatively) and have had the opportunity to identify another type of aphid, and ladybug eggs in the process. Pictures to come.  All this on a 9th story apartment balcony. I miss my yard and my house, but we're making this work!

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  1. Your harvest looks delicious. Many gardeners have been successful growing on their balconies. Nothing like having a back yard, but I'm sure you you will make it work.

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    1. Thanks! It was delicious! I think the down sizing just has me whiny and sad. I'm going to try my best!

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  2. HA! That looks much better than the lettuce I tried to grow in my fall garden! I had to go to the store to buy some today.

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    1. :) doesn't mean you don't try again, baby lettuce is great! You haven't had to buy produce in ages, I bet!! Containers are working out pretty well for lettuce and radishes.

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  3. I loved Alexandria, VA when we visited there and your greens look lovely and delicious! Nancy

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    1. Thanks! We are liking it so far!

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  4. Glad you checked in! Lettuce looks great and it's nice to see you are working with what you have :) I don't envy you up in Alexandria LOL, although at least there is an IKEA there!

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    1. Erin- Thanks! I'm certainly trying. It's definitely not something I'm willing to give up on, even with such a small space to work with. There are TWO IKEA's within a 50 mile radius! I can hardly believe it. My husband is not a big fan, but I am very grateful. I'll have the occasional opportunity to raid their As-Is rooms, without having made a full plan of attack day out of it!

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