Since we don’t have a garden to accompany our apartment, we decided on the next best thing, a balcony garden.

After spending only a little time preparing the box and planting the fruits and herbs, I feel like gardening and engineering have a lot in common.

We bought all of the bits from Homebase. The box was £40 and the Soil, Sand, Weed Control Fabric and Stones came to about £20.

I’ve been wanting to grow some chillies for a while so we now have Bellboy, Jalapeño, Apache and something called “Hot Chilli Pepper” (I lost the label for this one). We also have a couple of Tomato plants, some Basil, Thyme, Chives, and Parsley.

We’re looking forward to our first meal with our homegrown ingredients. Here’s some pictures of the planting process from empty-box to complete.

One Comment

  1. Posted June 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Balcony gardening is awesome. Doesn’t take up too much time, space or money.

    I’m about to move back into a flat and I’m looking forward to my getting my balcony garden up and running again.

    Enjoy the fruits (and veg) of your labour.

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