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My balcony garden photo update

Hello everyone. Today I want to post some more photos for you to have a look how my balcony garden is going.

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Tips for Growing mint

Growing Mint is easier then  growing tomatoes in pots. Mint grows better in a fertile, well drained soil, fair amount of moisture and moderately shady place in your garden or indoors. However mint is not fussy and can grow anywhere you plant it. Mint is one of the best herbs for beginners and it is suitable for balcony or container gardening.

Mint Propagation

Mint can be propagated in two ways: by garden seeds and by root division.

If you want to grow mint from garden seeds, then it is better to plant them in a recycled pots (have a look on  paper pot maker I sell here) and plant them straight into the soil with the paper pots when the time comes.

I recommend to propagate mint by root division. It is easier and quicker way. Mint doesn’t grow well from garden seeds.

It’s better to buy a small mint plants at the nursery or in the garden centre somewhere near you and then grow and propagate them.

How to plant mint

Lemon mint

I must warn you in advance: mint is very strong plant and can kill other plants in your garden by taking their territory. So it is better to plant mint in a container without the bottom to prevent it from spreading. If you grow mint indoors it should not be a problem – just plant mint in separate pots or containers. We grow mint in a small pot on the balcony and it looks like the plant is very happy there. :)

If you want to grow mint outdoors, then plant herb approximately 12 inches apart and keep the soil moist until the plants are established.

Please note: the plant stop growing after flowers appearance, so if you want it to continue it’s growth till autumn, you need to remove flowers.

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How to plant wild strawberries

My balcony garden photos “update”

Hello everyone,
As I promised on Saturday, today I am going to write how my home garden is going.
You can see the photostream from Flikr below. The cucumbers are growing very well – one of the plants is about a meter high. There are some small cucumbers already. We still can not put them on the balcony as the weather is still cold during the nights. The average temperatures for cucumbers should be about 70 degrees Fahrenheit otherwise they may die. I hope that the weather becomes warmer after a week or two. As you can see on the photos – yellow string beans are fine too. My wife planted them just for fun but I am sure there will be enough beans for a big salad portion by the end of the season 😀
The dill is growing a bit slow but yesterday I’ve already had salad with our own dill so I am satisfied with that too.
Tomatoes… It’s hard for me to write about them as my granny has ruined my dreams yesterday. She promised to give me two tomato plants and even showed them to me. I was so glad as she grows very nice sort that bear vegetables till the late Autumn. But when I visited her yesterday she said she thought I’ve changed my mind and therefore she planted them in her garden. 😐 Well… Never mind. At least she told me I’ll get some tomatoes. And we still have six cherry tomato plants 😉 I’ve got some herbs, strawberries and even a lemon tree on the photos. I will write about them shortly. I wish you all the best in your gardens for now! Read the rest of this entry »

My balcony garden photos

Hello everyone!
I’ve published some photos of my balcony garden of Flikr recently (you can see my photostream below). Just three photos so far but I will publish more next week. There are about 5 flowers on wild strawberry so far, some flowers on yellow string beans and cucumbers. :) I will write about my plants on Monday. Have a nice weekends!

Read also: Growing tomatoes in pots
A Few Words About Container Gardening
How to Plant Home Garden Seeds
How to grow plants from seeds
DIY – Upside down tomato planter

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Have a look on my home garden seeds for sale!
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My Balcony Gardening

Today instead of writing an article, I’ve decided to show you what I am going to plant on my balcony. Balcony and two windows allows me to plant vegetables and herbs in one-room apartment.  I am going to grow cucumbers, tomatoes, dill, onions, sage and so on. I’ve already made some preparations and installed  a container on the balcony. I plan to buy and build some more in order to plant all vegetables outside when the weather gets warmer. So do you want to see my one room flat? :) Then watch these videos.

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I wish I could be read better in Spanish, but I found a great site that will be of help with my veggies. Most tutoring net companies just sell netting and have no real expertise in agriculture. Hortomallas has a great library available to farmers as tutora means tutor as referred to a plant. I ran into this site by mere chance as I was trying to find the ideal product to tutor my backyard vegetables, and did not know that using netting reduces viruses and fungi. I will try now to go 100% organic!