Spring in the balcony garden part 1 – A photo story

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Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. That apparently means that all your plans for doing a lot of cool post on what is happening in your garden gets waylaid by life. So I have decided to do a photo story in 3 parts about my spring –  the blog stood still but the gardening did not.

This is where I left you in February with a garden still in the wraps of winter and a lot of seeds in pots on the window sill.

February 2015
February 2015

The first signs of life outside.

Rhubarb making its way towards the light
Rhubarb making its way towards the light
Lemon Balm peeking through
Lemon Balm peeking through
The Chocolate Mint has survived
The Chocolate Mint has survived
The Garlic Chives has started as well
The Garlic Chives has started as well

Last year I lost one of my window boxes with forest strawberries to clogging in the self watering part of the window box. It was the one that had wintered from the year before. So I thought I would make sure that did not happen again. So begins the mission “Unclogging”.

First you turn out the entire patch of dirt, roots and strawberry plants.
First you turn out the entire patch of dirt, roots and strawberry plants.
The you clean the window box for roots and dirt
The you clean the window box for roots and dirt
Then you put the dirt patch back and you are good to - I hope
Then you put the dirt patch back and you are good to – I hope

Starting on releasing the garden from the wraps of winter.

Taking a little at a time - the garden might be small but the work load is not
Taking a little at a time – the garden might be small but the work load is not
Still a ways to go
Still a ways to go before spring

During April more and more green finds its way to the balcony and you really start to get the sense of spring.

Mint
Mint
Thyme that survived the winter
Thyme that survived the winter
The Parsley are coming along nicely
The Parsley are coming along nicely
I do love the color of Basil
I do love the color of Basil
A new patch of Garlic Chives
A new patch of Garlic Chives
The tomatoes and peppers are coming nicely
The tomatoes and peppers are coming nicely
They grow and grow
They grow and grow

As April progresses the outside is picking up more and more speed and weekly you see more green.

The apple tree is getting its leaves
The apple tree is getting its leaves
The Rhubarb is no longer just peeking through
The Rhubarb is no longer just peeking through
Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm
Chocolate Mint
Chocolate Mint
Garlic Chives
Garlic Chives
Some Forest Strawberries decided to move in with my Apple tree - waiting for spring
Some Forest Strawberries decided to move in with my Apple tree – waiting for spring

End of part 1 – Enjoy Sara

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