Friday, 13 August 2010

Pots of ....

Hi everyone

Haven't been feeling like writing anything lately, sorry.
Even this is a forced struggle.  No reason for it.
But I have loved the time to go blog-surfing.
Dangerous I know, but interesting, fun, brain-stirring and enticing.

Now totally off on another land.

Ever since I have been an adult I have had a 1/4-1/2 acre block of land to play with gardening.
Love to potter in, don't like doing a lot of work in.
So most of them were set up to take care of themselves with a little input from me and hubby, and they worked well.  Did a lot of composting and mulching, so you never knew where plants would pop up.  But I always figured if they were able to sprout and grow there, then something must be working right ☺

Now for the last 2-1/2 years we have been living in an apartment.  I deliberately did not take any cuttings from my last home, as we just were not sure where and how long we would be anywhere.

Well it got the better of me and I nearly went mad, but I got this little plant, way back here, which tided me over.  Not anymore!!
I am not a grower of plants in pots, much prefer to plant them in the ground.
So what you see next is a HUGE experiment for me.

Three different types of tomatos and a teeny-tiny blueberry

L-R:  Mixed bowl of Lettuce, Rosemary, Italian Parsley, Garlic Chives, Oregano, Thyme, Chives and a Parsley which I have had growing/surviving for about 2 years

Not too bad so far.
Even though its August, we have had a few dinners with OUR lettuce!!!!

these photos, cause I was playing with macro on a simple camera

Bye for now and have a great weekend - hope its warm for those in Oz

P.S.  August winds are here - cold


  1. Great experiment. Nice to eat your own lettuce, yummie!

    Question: When you say "cold"..... which temperature is it?

    ~X~ Karin

  2. I agree with Karin, Nice to grow your own if you can!
    Have a nice weekend Maria!
    Hugs Suex

  3. it is great to watch them grow and then eating it is awesome, i have a one pot little garden, with basil, rosemary and parsley and i love to make homemade pizza with these herbs yummo! have a wonderful weekend, i am ready for cool weather here!

  4. Hi Maria, I hope your plants grow and grow. Think of all the yummy eats! Take care Sweet Maria!

  5. Maria - it just goes to show that when willing you can grow produce anywhere! Well done its amazing what you can squeeze in on a balcony - enjoy the fruits of your labour xx

  6. Hi Maria,
    Your plants look good and that is not always easy on a balcony with pots.
    We are still in a house in the suburbs in downsize number 1 - from acreage. The next step will be a townhouse if we can find a suitable one. then we will be able to go away o/s without a worry about the garden ( will just need to win lottery first !!!)but I don't feel ready for the smaller size "house" yet. How did you find the change?

  7. Hi Maria, I live in an apartment too, but where there is a will there is a way. I manage a couple of baskets of Geraniums and a heap of "herb pots" so I can pick basil and mint etc.
    Looking forward to seeing the tomatoes!
    Louise x