Dear readers,

this is it. My try to get a beautiful, relaxing, yet useful nice mediterranean balcony garden in 2010. To be exact, it’s not a balcony, it’s a loggia, that’s a balcony closed in with walls from 5 sides. That might make the whole thing a little bit more difficult, because except for one advantage (no neighbor can see what you do) to me it has only disadvantages, like less light, a ugly wood railing, a feeling of being closed in etc. I might come back to that.

Anyway, that won’t keep me from growing what I want. I’ll try edibles and ornamentals. The seeds are already started, waiting for the last frost date, which is the 15 may, I’m in a hardiness zone 6 and the balcony faces west. Less than ideal conditions? We’ll see.

As i mentioned, the plan is having a mediterranean or south-american styled balcony, but form follows function, so the fancy looking pots will come when I have money for them. And for I am a student on a budget, plants will have to do the job in the meantime. Plus the balcony garden should be as “green” as possible: organicly grown stuff with organic fertilizers and as much recycled materials as possible. I should mention that I’m in no way a professional and most I know about plants I know from books. So we’ll see how much of it I can apply. Happy gardening!


One Response

  1. “An ihrem Oleander sollt ihr sie erkennen!” Ich war sehr überrascht, als ich sah, dass die Seite auf Englisch ist. Was ist der Grund dafür?
    Na, dann freue ich mich ja schon auf die balconysaison.

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