I have some totally newbie questions about my garden. And I also have some inspiration from another balcony garden blogger!
I'll start with the inspiration.
I've noticed how the 6x8 garden has this set up of their railing boxes and I totally want to do it! I've seen those premade two sided over the rail but didn't really want to buy them in case they didn't fit our rail, and after seeing this picture and asking how she did it I'm totally going to do this. First off I like the idea of maximizing both sides of the railing. And secondly the metal do-hickey we bought to hold the planter boxes don't fit our rail correctly and we had to do a quick (ugly) fix by using some spare plywood behind the metal bars to keep our box level and not tipping over. You can see our our eyesore here:
Not pretty at all. So I definitely am going to be buying another pair of boxes and some nylon rope! I'm thinking of doing strawberries and sage (cause our lemon sage makes puney little leaves) or maybe garlic in one and maybe peas in the other.
Is it too late to plant peas? Can I plant carrots in a box that shallow?
Onto my newbie questions (besides those previous ones).
Why aren't my chives flowering?
When we use green onions are we supposed to pull the whole thing out or can we just snip off a few sprigs and use that?
It's been raining a TON here in Seattle and I think it's killed my cilantro... what do you think? Can it survive?
Oh yea, and see that thyme? (See how puney the sage leaves are) Is it supposed to flower? Or does that mean it's bolted?
Why is my mint not really growing... the mint leaves are all so puney!
I think this arugula has seen better days, what else can I plant in a shallow container?
Could I transplant this mini rose plant into that container?
Ok, that's it for my newbie questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.