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 Post subject: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:00 am 
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Chard and beans

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I have strawberries and rosemary, sage, cilantro, dill and thyme too.

I love seeing my plant babies every morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:31 am 
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this is the best thing i've seen today!!!! gorgeous!
our weather has been so rainy and cold that we have nothing yet. my tomatillos haven't even set fruit, and lots of my baby plants are just sort of stuck in neutral. hopefully one day summer will kick in???

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:31 am 
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Those cherry tomatoes look great hanging upside down!

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:03 pm 
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This looks so BOSS! I'm curious if you are using CYCO nutrients. It's the number one seller in your neck of the woods. I met the guys in person while they were visiting Btown, but I don't know enough about the line to tell you that everything is or is not vegan. Their nutrient line is in the "supernute" category; that is they are designed to speed up the growing process and I've seen the results, quite impressive.

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:59 am 
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We just got a foot of snow two days ago and it's very cold here.
Keep posting warm gardening pictures please :)


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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:08 am 
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This looks so BOSS! I'm curious if you are using CYCO nutrients. It's the number one seller in your neck of the woods. I met the guys in person while they were visiting Btown, but I don't know enough about the line to tell you that everything is or is not vegan. Their nutrient line is in the "supernute" category; that is they are designed to speed up the growing process and I've seen the results, quite impressive.

No all I've used is potting mix, some bought compost, some of my bokashi compost, fortnightly seaweed fertilizer and a tiny bit of this Osmocote every now and then http://www.scottsaustralia.com.au/Osmoc ... arden_Beds

I haven't seen the Cyco stuff, I'm very interested in hydroponics though.

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:14 pm 
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Your balcony garden looks great, Veg!

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Wow, totally amazing! We are in the snow-covered season here and I'm longing for gardening already!


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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:06 am 
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I still come back to this thread to peer at those tomatoes!

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:55 pm 
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What are those hanging bags for plants you have?! We need those! Oh man, I'm so psyched to see those exist, did you make them or buy them? I need to know!


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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:21 pm 
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I got them from a local market here, I don't think she has a website unfortunately. I've seen tomato planters in the hardware stores that are a bit similar though, the topsy turvy types.

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:36 am 
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beautiful! what's the secret to those tomato bags?


i was so excited i didn't even notice the previous question to the same effect.
what are the topsy turvey guys you're talking about?

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:38 am 
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Topsy Turveys had mixed reviews. Instead I bought Al's Flower Pouch with only 6 pouches because they were cheap as heck. They are a little bigger than expected which tells me that Al's standard size must be friggin massive.


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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:58 am 
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More pics!

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:25 am 
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I will update soon, promise! I'm moving house in a week so I'm going to try a square foot garden in the ground again. I will still have pots though. The grow bags are great but have pros and cons. Summers are pretty intense here so you have to water a lot and where I had them hanging they were out of the way of the rain, also because there is not much soil in the bags obviously that affects the roots. Overall it was good though, got lots of cherry tomatoes, a handful of eggplants and bell peppers, lots of chili, some dill and cilantro. I still have pots on the main part of the balcony, I mostly use them for herbs and 'Brazillian spinach' at the moment (it's so awesome for this climate, grows like crazy).

We are going into winter here but luckily we can still garden. I think my bed will have kale, collards, more spinach, lettuce, maybe some broad beans if I plant in time, zucchini (rondo di nice I'm looking at), I want to grow some purslane for salads but I might do that in a pot because it's a bit of a weed. I'll probably have more of the regulars like dill, cilantro, mint, basil (if it's not too cold), parsley, chard, beetroot, carrot. I'll probably grow radishes again even though I don't really love them...Isa, some good radish recipes please! :P I want tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers again but I'll have to wait.

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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:49 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:20 am 
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This post is so inspiring. I really, really want to utilize the balcony we have and those hanging bags would be perfect! When we get sun, we get a lot of sun on that side. I'm going to insist that my bf and I head to the gardening center this weekend to see about a few of them.

The only "problem" is I have no idea what I'm doing. Do I have to start the seeds some how or can I just cram 'em in one of those bags and see what happens?


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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:59 am 
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so so so cool! I just got some herb plants in my kitchen.....lets hope they stick around!


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 Post subject: Re: Summery balcony garden
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:47 am 
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I am going to take a picture of my balcony tonight to post for you guys. Last year I did 1 tomato plant.......then in October I went Veg and decided I was going to grow a crepe ton of veggies. I have: lettuce, 2 types of chard, 2 types of kale, radishes, carrots, beets, 2 types of peppers, 3 types of tomatoes, okra, cukes, fennel and herbs!!! I love all of my green babies :)


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