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A terrace full of vegetables (I hope)


I’m pretty new to the whole gardening thing. I used to help my dad and grandad in their gardens when I was little. Although if I’m honest I spent more time helping myself to strawberries and peas than actually being constructive, but we all have to start somewhere. I suppose I was inspired by all the nice veg of childhood and thought I’d have a go too. My old flat had a little patio so last year I experimented with a few different vegetables and some flowers with varying success…

The Good
Some things were very successful like my courgettes and tomatoes and I ended up with far more than I could eat.

The Bad
My pepper plant was rather straggly and kept toppling over with obviously disasterous effects and the less said about the little aubergine plant the better!

The Ugly (situation)
The chilli plant itself did quite well but I’m convinced something or someone was taking the actual chillis before I could harvest them. My landlord was very definite that she hadn’t taken them even before I actually asked…perhaps a case of ‘the lady doth protest too much’ ?!!

Anyway, new year and new flat. This time I have a small roof terrace to fill. Well, my aim is to fill it but my partner is less thrilled with this idea as apparently he would appreciate still having room to move and sit and enjoy the occasional glass of wine. He really is such a spoilsport ;-)

Here’s a photo of our terrace/balcony after I’d given it a bit of a tidy but before I started filling any of my pots.

It’s not quite true that all my pots were empty as I had a couple of plants that were seriously unimpressed with being carted across the country when I moved house and then abandoned for the winter.

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bet those pots wont be empty for long :o)

28 Mar, 2009


A blank canvas just waiting for greenery. You could create such a Mediterranean feel that you would have lots of glasses of wine outside!!

28 Mar, 2009


I like your terrace Ambellina. It will look lovely with all your plants out there. Welcome to GOY. :o)

29 Mar, 2009


Good luck with your planting up of your terrace, welcome to GOY.

29 Mar, 2009


Welcome to GoY. Your little terrace is lovely :o)

29 Mar, 2009


we are trying some 'patio' aubergines this year, with mini fruits , and same with tomatoes.hopefully these tumbling type will stay put and not blow over..................steve

30 Mar, 2009


I had an Asian variety of eggplant (aubergine) last year and it did okay. Small long fruits, but it really needed lots of sunlight and heat. This year I decided to try a larger variety in the sunniest area, hope it does well. Hope the same for yours. Lots of things can be grown in containers!

30 Mar, 2009

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