I get a little obsessive. Ever since I’ve had this idea to start a balcony garden it’s all I’ve been reading about and thinking about! This is not new. It always starts this way and ends badly so I am wary… I guess my husband S is all too familiar with this and so was strict when we went to Masters for supplies. Thankfully I already had some pots and I stole a bucket from the in-laws so we just bought some tools, potting mix and seeds.
Indira Naidoo in ‘The Edible Balcony‘ said that in a year she spent $200 and produced 74kg of produce! That’s incredible right? She had so many different varieties and plants! Honestly I’m a bit cynical about those numbers. Only $200?? So I’ll be keeping a track of my spending too.
I spent $41.46 today.
I didn’t buy enough potting mix (I’m horrible at estimating volumes) so I only filled one container and planted the spring onion and radish seeds. They use the same fertiliser so I thought that would be a good idea.
I plan to get basil seeds and plant the basil and parsley together as a herb pot! I also plan to get a dwarf lemon tree… I can’t wait to get some greenery up here!
Now to be patient………………………….. *twiddles thumbs*