Gardening is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness. We care for plants as best we can, giving them the chance to grow. We can practice mindfulness, giving our thoughts room to grow.
Tag: Balcony Garden
Six on Saturday – 17 Apr, 2021
Spring is showing off with the life it's breathing into the balcony plants. The Ginkgo is showing a great spread of new leaves, the sunflower is already spreading its pad, and the wildflowers are surviving over-wet conditions.
Six on Saturday – 10 Apr, 2021
Spring is finally showing itself in the form of many happy plants! The olives are starting to bud up, the Ginkgo has finally awoken from winter, and the cress won't stop flowering!
The Sun and its Angles
Plants really enjoy sunlight - some more so than others. When you're planting a plant outdoors, it's useful to know what 'Full Sun' means on the seed packet, and whether your corner of the balcony or yard is going to get it. Find out where to look up the sun's angles and how to apply it!
Garden Cress is an easygoing, cold-tolerant, tasty plant that can be harvested and eaten at any point in its growing cycle. Easy to care for, harvest as needed with a pair of scissors. Find out how to grow this slightly tangy salad green!
Six on Saturday – 20 Mar, 2021
This week has been a lovely week for the plants. They're all showing some signs of new life (except the Ginkgo, which has started to worry me). The plants that have already sprouted are chugging along, growing to greater and greater size. There aren't many new leaves on any of the plants, but the existing ones are getting larger by the day. I'm looking forward to many tasty plants on the balcony!
Growing mint in a container isn't only easy - it's also recommended! Mint is a delicious, voracious weed that can be grown from divisions, cuttings, or seeds. Find out how to care for mint here!
Six on Saturday – 13 Mar, 2021
Spring is starting to roll into town (on the back of a sudden rainstorm). Many of the plants are ready for transplant, and some others are holding on to their winter woes. Looking forward to another week of happy plants!
If you've ever grown daffodils, you're not far off from growing a Paperwhite! These lovely little flowers grow from bulbs, and are even open to blooming in winter. Find out how to grow them in water or soil!
Six on Saturday – 6 Mar, 2021
Back again with another 6 garden-related updates on Saturday. Spring is in the air this week, with nearly all the plants showing more life than even a week ago. Many plants are already in need of being moved up to larger pots. Follow along with the growth here!