No space is too small to enjoy the pleasure of homegrown somethings sometimes.

Month: September, 2014

Onions: another round

onions sprouting

The seeds from the big onion have sprouted and are now about one month old.



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I do not grow fruit (yet) on the balcony. Mostly, because that would require trees for which the space is too small. But one may dream, of course.

For all the dreamers, I will start a new series in which I intend to publish photos of inspiring gardens and balconies. Let’s begin with this photo of a pear tree that I took during a short stay in Saxony last weekend. In fact, I am not sure whether it’s the pears or the bench that makes this garden more inviting.

Late summer rain

 heavy rain

We had heavy rain showers with big drips lately. This picture was taken after a morning rain when the sky already brightened again.

Collecting sunlight

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I have already written about days getting shorter and sunlight hours more precious when the summer comes to an end. The balcony on which I am growing plants only gets sunlight in the morning. Therefore, I sometimes prolong the sunny period for some plants like this sage by moving them to the windowsills on the other side of the apartment which are hit by the sun when the balcony is already in the shadow.



There are several plants on the balcony that I have not yet written about. One of them is this pepper that likes it curly – sometimes.

More visitors

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Apart from bumblebee, hoverfly and caterpillars another visitor found his way to the balcony this summer: a grasshopper. Despite its camouflage, one may detect it together with one of its shedded skins in the middle of the photo. (You might want to click on the photo to enlarge it.)

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