Apartment Patio Garden Week #1
Thank you for your help identifying my mystery plant! Because many of you were first-time commenters, the comments were held in moderation. That means several of you let me know that the plant is a Wandering Jew. I am happy to find out that it transplants very easily. I don’t even need to put it in water- it is so hard that I can just sit the cuttings in dirt. Awesome! Thanks!
This year, my garden has extended beyond my windows. I have a vegetable garden outside!
My landlord is quite… let’s say… laizzez-faire. I figured, if he doesn’t trim the weeds around my privacy fence, he probably wouldn’t cut my garden down either!
Last week I dug up the small space between my patio and privacy fence to make my miniscule garden. I am so amazed to see such growth already!
Along the fence I have a row of green beans:
I chose a climbing variety to take up less space. I wrapped sisal twine around my fence for the beans to trellis. The vines will be very pretty later this summer.
Packed in next to the beans is a row of beets.
I definitely over-did it and will have to thin them out.
Also in the ground I have summer squash:
And tomatoes, both Roma and Grape. They will need to be trellised soon.
On the patio I arranged decorative pots. They hold my peppers.
I have sweet peppers, banana peppers, and jalapenos. I purchased these pots from a farm store on clearance. They nicely match my thrifted bowl and cat vase which hold my Ivy and Wandering Jew plants.
Hanging over my fence is my old shoe organizer. My shoes are scattered over my closet floor for the summer.
The organizer is holding my greens. I have Swiss Chard:
I love Kale for its versatility. Most people are used to seeing it as a garnish. I like to put it in soups, saute it, or as a salad.
When I was a kid Mom made dolls to sell at craft shows. One of the dolls held a sign that said, “Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see believes in God.” I never fail to be absolutely amazed at the miracle of vegetable gardening.
Apartment Patio Garden: