We are excited to try growing a vegetable garden for the first time ever this year! We started carrots, bell peppers, cayenne peppers, and lettuce out as seeds and they are all growing quite quickly! In an effort to be green and stay on budget, I fashioned some seed pots out of toilet paper rolls. They worked really well and I loved being able to just peel the paper off easily when it came time to plant the seedlings in larger pots. I always struggle with breaking roots when I pull teeny seedlings out of pots.
|DIY seed pots|
|Our lettuce today|
It's amazing how much more lettuce we find ourselves eating now that we have it growing on our balcony. I can't wait for the rest of the vegetables - we'll be the healthiest people ever.
I'm worried that we have too many carrots in too tight of quarters...what do you think?
I can't remember if these are cayenne or bell peppers. Guess it'll be a mystery!
Basil and I don't get along too well. Typically within a couple weeks of growing it it dies horrifically. I'll keep you updated on this little guy.
I can't wait until we get our balcony cleaned up and pretty...now if we could just do something about the excess firewood we have. We do have one thing planned for some of it - stay tuned for a bench we are building with some leftover firewood!