Saturday, July 11, 2009

Extreme Balcony Gardening, part 3

Nothing like getting up the morning after a major thunderstorm and seeing your garden glow in the lovely morning light. I took these photos around 6:45 am on a Saturday. You can see that a smaller stalk of corn is leaning over in the green box--seemingly a casualty of Friday night's storm.

A closer inspection reveals--gasp!--little ears of corn beginning to grow! Look at the silky thingies coming out! Eeeep!

And holy schnikeys! I have a few li'l red grape tomatoes, ready to go! Not enough to make chili in the Crock Pot yet, but enough to chop up and throw on a mini pizza or into a salad.

Still don't have the guts yet to pull up the carrots and see how they're doing (in the circular container), but I think they're close. The lettuce in the two long boxes is still kinda small--wonder if I should thin them? Would that get me bigger/better leaves?

Any day now, my people, we'll be eating our very own produce right from the balcony. In the meantime, reckon I should put on my big girl pants and hit the farmers' market.


Wilderness Gina said...

Thinning is always good for lettuce. Pinch away. See youse guys Tuesday. Benni's or booze et home?

St. Blogwen said...

I was wondering if you were trying lettuce. Mine's taking over my garden, and it's all volunteer from two years ago.

I dunno, maybe thinning might help yours a bit. Nice thing is, you can eat whatever you thin!

dissed said...

I love -- LOVE -- that you're growing corn on a high-rise balcony.