The sad (almost) end of the balcony garden

10 Sep


This morning I went out to take pictures of the sad mess that is our balcony. See, our landlord decided he needed to replace the 30-year-old windows RIGHT NOW, and he intends to use our balcony as storage. Which means all our decoration and plants had to go.


I culled almost all the plants and only left one pumpkin, the tomatoes, the blueberry bush, the apple tree and the currant tree. You can see how messy a balcony gets when you try to get rid of sacks full of dirt and plants.
 The tomcat was not amused, either.

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And these are the reasons why I hope to keep the last plants for a little while longer. Our summer has not been much to speak of, so we have not yet had a single tomato from our own garden. But some are growing. As are two tiny pumpkins, and the apple tree keeps growing apples as if it was nobody’s budiness. Since this year I know I can preserve trees and such outside, I see no reason why I should part with them. We only have to keep them out of the way for a week or two, until the new windows are in place.

The herbs are living in our kitchen now, by the way. I did not have any use for the kitchen table anyway. ^^


7 Responses to “The sad (almost) end of the balcony garden”

  1. Aine O'Brien (@thedeepestwell) September 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Oh, that’s a shame, after all your work. I hope that you can keep them healthy until you can harvest!

    • diandralinnemann September 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      I hope there will be some more sunny days, as there were last year in September and October. And if the window guys hurt my plants, I’ll hurt them. (Can you tell I am still upset?)

  2. Magaly Guerrero September 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I hope the keepers do well!

  3. Peppylady (Dora) September 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    The weather been quite nice but I know the gardening season will slowly start to end.

    Coffee is on

    • diandralinnemann September 12, 2013 at 9:07 am #

      In these parts, we have not had much of a gardening season this year. Well, can’t have everything. At least we had plenty of rain. ^^

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