"Pam: Thanks so much for the update! Radiant heat from the patio does seem useful, and planting things in pots that can chase the sun seems very smart. And what good news about the worm towers! I haven't tried those myself, but I'm…"
"Sorry there's been such a delay since I posted. Life got away from me a little bit.
I haven't tried the brahmi yet, but it's supposed to be good as a tea to help with memory. I'll let you know how it goes...if I remember.…"
"I had to look up brahmi and now I'm super curious. Do you use it as a culinary herb or more as a homeopathic aid? Regarding shade-friendly plants, Dean asked a similar question recently that I reposted on HOMEGROWN's Facebook page.…"
Here's a photo of my pot-adapted worm towers.
So far so good - the worms still seem to be alive, as far as I can see. It's winter here, which means very filtered sunlight on our west-facing balcony, and temperatures…"
"Hi, Pam. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I’m the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content. I’m so glad you found us! And I *love* the idea of your edible balcony! I hope you’ll turn…"
"I'm experimenting with worm towers in the larger pots on my ground-floor balcony. Does anyone have any experience with these,and any advice for me? I'd add a photo to this comment but can't figure out how (newbie!)"
I'm building up an 'edible balcony', mostly herbs but attempting some veggies - anything that will grow in a pot. I'm fairly new to apartment living, and missing my compost heap but enjoying the challenge of a different approach to gardening. We have a new gardening group of residents in my block, creating a community herb garden in pots in a shared space.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Yesterday I marinaded lamb chops in coriander, ginger and lime juice, with some rice bran oil, then baked them in the oven. Pretty happy with the result.
The Glass Room, by Simon Mawer
Currently listening to:
An indie folk playlist on Spotify.
My latest DIY project:
Knitting an entrelac blanket for my daughter's cats, ostensibly to use up left-over yarn (but actually had to go and buy more wool to get the colour balance right...). Oh, and I'm attempting worm towers in my veggie pots.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Stumbled upon it when searching out recipes for my herbs. I landed in Harvesting Herbs 101.
Hi, Pam. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I’m the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content. I’m so glad you found us! And I *love* the idea of your edible balcony! I hope you’ll turn up plenty of projects and ideas here to spur you on and I hope you’ll be game for sharing some of your own, too, in our member blog, The Stew—starting with photos of your balcony, please, and then continuing on to more about your gardening group, your lamb chops, and your worm towers. Especially the worm towers. Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you ever need help finding your way around, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!
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