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It’s been so windy all this week; I haven’t been able to do much out on my balcony. It’s been lovely since Friday I have planted a lot of my plants out, I have more room to sow more seeds now. I need to pot some plant’s on I’m hoping to do that tomorrow William, my neighbor. Asked me if we could grow Brussels sprout, cabbage and carrots I was wondering, has anyone grown theses on their balcony? This is going to be my new challenge or; maybe not. Everything looks lovely and green on the balcony; so different from last year. I was sitting out there this morning having a nice cup of tea, listening to my little water feature, birds singing. What more could I ask for? Ok; maybe a big garden.


William and Charley have been out doing a bit of gardening this morning, Charley planted out the basil yesterday; that he did from seeds. Well done Charley you’re getting there. I’m going to ask William to do a bit of seeding next. The only thing is; I’m a bit bossy and think it should be done my way; our William is a little shy, but I’m sure we will do just fine.

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That wind was a tricky beggar wasn't it and also very cold, it rained here a lot over the 5 days but I've been planting out today and the ground was very dry, like you our weekend has been a lot warmer and its always good to enjoy a cuppa listening to the birds..
Now Maria you treat those lads right, you're s'posed to encourage not boss them about...

10 May, 2015

 

You're lucky o have someone young and wiling to help- treasure them!

10 May, 2015

 

Thank you all for reading my blog. I will tell William, he can grow carrots. That can be his challenge; I will do my best to stand back and let William sow his carrots. I will let you know how we get on, with that one. Hahaha. Yes I am lucky, they are really nice lads. All my neighbours are lovely.

11 May, 2015

 

Nice that you've got some help!
Carrots should be successful in a container on the balcony.i used to grow one called Mini Finger in pots.it was lovely...tiny little roots that could be eaten raw with a salad or cooked.

11 May, 2015

 

That you, I will tell them. Is it a bit late to sow carrots now?

22 May, 2015

 

You could still sow the globe rooted ones anyway.

22 May, 2015

 

I will have a look for them. Thank you

23 May, 2015

 

Still ok to sow carrots for a few weeks yet.

25 May, 2015

 

Thank you, I sowed the carrots seeds outsite today. The name of the carrot is Autumn King, harvest June-October. I’ve never grown carrots before.

25 May, 2015

 

May need to cover them with something(mesh/fleece) to keep the carrot fly at bay. autumn King are a good ,regular variety!

25 May, 2015

 

I'm just about to plant some globe rooted ones. Our soil is too heavy for long ones but I'm going to give it a try on the best bit! Lets hope we are both successful!

25 May, 2015

 

Good luck

26 May, 2015

 

Maria I'm afraid you won't be able to grow anything from the Brassica family on your balconies - they grow far too large for such a small space (unless you can find a Lilliputian variety that is!). They also need a very long growing season. I once tried growing potatoes on our balcony but they took up far too much of the precious space on our balcony & the yield was low - not worth the effort of growing them another year. Tomatoes on the other hand, being as they are grown vertically, take up little space & give a good crop!

26 May, 2015

 

You could grow peas up canes and Chantonay carrots are short but delicious too.

2 Jun, 2015

 

I think Hispi or Greyhound cabbages might be OK?

2 Jun, 2015

 

Steragram, even though I believe that there cabbages grow more upright than round ones I think they still take up more room than is available on a balcony.

3 Jun, 2015

 

I think there would be room, they are really quite compact.

3 Jun, 2015

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