Hurray for home-grown veggies.
I got the confirmation from the tax-company that I'll get a (preliminary) tax-return which should mean the money arrives in my account tomorrow or so.
To 'celebrate' we went out and got some stuff for my balcony: pots / containers / soil), and seeds and plants.
I got four long wooden containers (they look great!) and the following plants:
- 4 tiny celery plants
- 4 tiny parsleys
- 4 tiny corn salads
- 1 big cucumber plant (with baby cucumbers)
- 1 small sweet pepper plant
- 1 bonsai basil (very nice!)
- 1 small lovage
and seeds for: * spring onions * rosemary * garlic chives * corn salad * courgette (or zucchini or summersquash depending on where you live)
Through a friend I got three tomato-plants, seeds for beetroot, basil, parsley, peas and several types of beans. I'm still looking for pinto-bean seeds, but they seem somewhat unavailable in the NL. I also still have rocket-seed, Tropaeolum and tons of seeds for sprouts (alfalfa, garden cress, etc).
I think I have enough.... (though boyfriend promised me oregano and thyme plants / seeds)
I want a bunch of smaller pots to put herbs in. It'll look nice and helps to sow in phases.
I'm looking forward to seeding and growing, especially the sprouts. I seem to be able to eat bread again, so that would mean nice summer sandwiches with veggies and cheese and herbs and such :D
I have a balcony on the south, and even though most Dutch people think we do not get any sun, I can assure you we do. It gets pretty hot on my balcony, which I hope will help with the somewhat exotic plants (cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, courgette).
Now I only need a garden-hose, cause I'm not dragging water over every day :P
We haven't set it up yet, but will take pictures when we do.