My mother has a beautiful garden in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Here are some gems at the moment.
The beans are growing nicely, but some tomato seedlings, which had popped up from seeds in the worm castings, where flopping all over the place. The spot isn’t sunny enough for tomatoes, so I pulled them all out.
Then I added a bit more goodness and microbial action to the soil by burying some Bokashi compost right at the bottom and well away from the bean plants. Bokashi compost is acidic, however once it is buried for seven to 10 days it neutralises as it breaks down.
Then it was time to plant some seeds. I chose seeds that can handle the part shade of our south-west facing balcony – rocket, mixed lettuce, perpetual spinach and coriander. The Johnny Jump Ups will hopefully add a bit of colour and fun for the girls.
Two bags of potting mix (lugged up three flights of stairs)…
Eight types of herbs…
One balcony herb garden.
This morning it was time to get the balcony herb garden going. The plants and potting mix were bought and the pots had been empty for a long time. It was past time to replant.
Let’s meet the new additions…
Mint (on it’s own because mint doesn’t play nice with other plants)
It was good to add some new friends to the balcony garden.