Monday Morning Distractions – Balcony Garden Update

8 Dec

The summer’s over, but we’re still keeping up with our balcony garden, with a whole new set of winter crops. Here’s what we’re growing now:

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The spinach that we planted back in September finally looks like spinach.

We just picked up some starter beets, and they're already fitting in quite nicely.

We just picked up some starter beets, and they're already fitting in quite nicely.

We also got a bunch of chard. I can't wait to make salads with baby chard, beet greens, and spinach.

We also got a bunch of chard. I can't wait to make salads with baby chard, beet greens, and spinach.

I couldn't resist buying this purple cauliflower plant from the woman who sells plants at the Temescal Farmers Market. Mmm, purple cauliflower soup.

I couldn't resist buying this purple cauliflower plant from the woman who sells plants at the Temescal Farmers Market. Mmm, purple cauliflower soup.

Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry. Anybody can grow potatoes. Just half some old potatoes, stick them in dirt, and water them once in a while. A few weeks later, this is what they'll look like.

Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry. Anybody can grow potatoes. Just half some old potatoes, stick them in dirt, and water them once in a while. A few weeks later, this is what they'll look like.

The only plant left over from this summer is our pepper plant, which I was convinced was never going to produce any peppers. Well, in early November this pepper appeared. Not sure yet what I'll do with a single sweet pepper.

The only plant left over from this summer is our pepper plant, which I was convinced was never going to produce any peppers. Well, in early November this pepper appeared. Not sure yet what I'll do with a single sweet pepper.

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