Apartment Balcony Gardening

My wife was interested in growing a garden this summer. She has never done it before and wanted to learn. However, we live in an apartment so we don't exactly have a yard. Instead, we got some pots and started growing a balcony garden.

I thought we were being clever, but it turns out this is a common practice called container gardening. Searches online for "balcony gardening", "apartment gardening", and "container gardening" will bring up lots of useful information.

I think it's more convenient than regular gardening, as the plants are practically in the apartment. In fact, it's about 4 feet from our bed, through the balcony door. We can move the plants around to the other balcony, or even inside, if needed.

Gardening is a lot of fun, really.

This year, we are growing (or trying to grow) carrots, peppers, strawberries, catnip, and dactylis (cat grass). We'll see how things turn out in a couple months. Here's how it looks right now,

Balcony garden Top balcony garden Calvin inspection

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