Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Garden Balcony Update 04.27.10

Lettuce and first radish of the season

There is a definite chill in the air today, but nonetheless, the sun is out and the balcony garden continues to grow. I ate my first radish today and had chives in my omelet. There is plenty of spinach just ripe for the picking. See? You really can grow some food for yourself — even in an apartment!

Snap peas


Our strawberry plant came back from last year —
in a window box — and is showing its first little flower.

The poppies are growing like crazy. I keep thinning them, but can't keep up!

Radishes and carrots share a half bushel basket.

Chives and dill.

Okay, so I didn't grow the chives myself. I was at Tollgate Farm in Novi recently and the chives were crowding out the walkways in the vegetable garden and creeping into every bed. A kind soul took pity on me and plopped a whole bush of them in a pot and — voila! I have a huge gallon of chives. Yippee! What are you growing at home?


  1. The radish is so pretty! When I was little my grandparents had a farm and the radishes were always my favorite thing to eat. I would sometimes get in trouble for digging them up and eating them without washing them first. Everything looks wonderful.

  2. You can bet I ate that radish with dirt still clinging to it! That's the best. My grandparents lived in the suburbs but turned the whole backyard into a garden. My grandma did the flowers and grandpa did the veggies. Such good memories!

  3. looks really lovely!!
    I really wanted to plant a lot in the garden this year, but I will be away for many months and I don't want it to be neglected. therefore, I will have to live vicariously through you.

    Oh, and thank you very much for the book recommendation! I will definitely check it out.

  4. It's looking yummy over there!

    And yes- I so enjoyed the knitting class :)
    I made a dishcloth for practice the next day. It has a few spaces here and there, but I remembered all the steps, so that's good!

  5. I haven't even turned over the soil... it has been so wet. Yesterday was beautiful and warm but worked all day then went to Janis's One Women Show- it was fabulous! Will send you a photo when I download them.