Category Archives: gardening

2017 Balcony Crop

We have harvested our 2017 crop.

This is an interesting year, as we had a late start to the season, and less sun than normal.  We’ll have even less sun in future years, as a new condo building is going up in front of us and will certainly reduce the amount of sun received by our balcony.

  • I’m not sure what happened to our corn, but we only had a couple of very sad looking cobs.
  • As the corn didn’t grow very well, the pole beans didn’t have anything to climb, so they didn’t do very well either.
  • The tomato plants did well
  • We grew more carrots this year – they were amazing
  • All the flowers did well
Urban Sunflower
Pole Beans and Genuine Baby Carrots
Lone Cob
Loads Of Carrots

2016 Balcony Crop

Our 2016 balcony crop has come in. A bit of a disappointment this year, as we were away for most of August, and were not able to care for the garden as much as we would have liked.

Corn from our 2016 Crop
Corn from our 2016 Crop
  • The corn was harvested too late – by the time we returned home, it was overripe and tasted pretty gross.  It looked OK.
  • Our sunflowers and some of our other flowers died
  • Some of our carrots fared well and tasted great, but another planter of carrots died
  • One of our tomato plants died, the other is still doing well and bearing a couple ripe tomatoes every day

I need a balcony friendly watering system!


2015 Balcony Crop

Which cob is suitable for my 100 meter diet?
Which cob is suitable for my 10 meter diet? Which one is from the store?

Our 2015 balcony crop is coming in.

  • Our strawberry plants have yielded a couple of mediocre berries every day
  • The verdict is out on our first broccoli plants. They do not resemble what we get from the grocery store
  • Cherry tomato yields are good (production is exceeding consumption)
  • Carrots are tasty, but small
  • All flowers are beautiful
  • Pole beans are excellent
  • Chives are excellent
  • We added a third pot of sweet corn. In spite of our late start, it looks like yields have increased and quality is good.