One thing about living in an apartment with a courtyard is that I have no place for a garden. I want to get involved with the Randwick Community Garden, but I’ve been a little slow on that due to other commitments, and frankly, I don’t know if I want to take a plot when I don’t know how often I’ll be able to get over there. Anyway, the stop gap solution is to do some container gardening.
I’ve planted strawberries
peppers (on the right) and beans (on the left)
nasturtiums, which by the way, are an edible flower
So far the strawberries have been the big producer, yielding one whole berry. I have flowers on the tomatoes, so I’m really hoping they start producing something soon. I have already learned a few lessons, like I probably should have some more large pots, because I’m pretty sure I overcrowded the cherry tomatoes and the peppers.
I still wish I could have a real garden. In the meantime, this will have to do.
Update: Since I originally wrote this post, there have been a few developments, mainly a few baby tomatoes. So assuming they don't get eaten, we'll have tomatoes sometime in the next couple of weeks! The bad news is, I have some sort of green caterpillar eating just about everything. I need to get some organic remedies, because the caterpillar is really hard to find and pick off, which is my current method of prevention. But at least I'm making some progress!