Balcony vegetable garden

This year I am experimenting with many types of vegetables and fruit in my balcony garden: kiwi, eggplant, watermelon, cucumber, bitter melon, corn, and lemon. Plus I have two types of thyme, parsley, rosemary, and basil.

These photos are from May when I planted the starter plants in these soft fabric pots and coconut husk soil. I added marigolds for color and possible bug and pest repellant. I am not sure what will happen with some of these vegetables: will they produce food? help shape the summer green curtain?

I like to think of these vegetables as experiments, as fun, and equal parts food and decoration. Almost all vegetables and fruit provide greenery, flowers, and, in the case of lemons, fragrance.

2 comments

  1. Jared– Hi! I would really like to get in touch with you. We met once at the British Council; I think I got your card, but not sure if I can find it now.

    My number is 080-xxxx-xxxx, but email would be best. I want to meet with you because I got an award from the British Council to compost food waste in Tokyo, and I think you could help me solve some issues…

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