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.