Here’s to hoping that David Suzuki will dig my balcony garden!
2 Comments Karen HamiltonAugust 28, 2008
As I have mentioned before, we have been cultivating a garden on our balcony for the first time this summer. Here’s the submission I sent off tonight to the David Suzuki Digs My Garden photo contest, complete with ~200 word essay.
The deadline to submit a photo is on Monday, September 1st, so if you were planning on participating, you’d better get cracking!
My husband and I live in a 300-suite apartment complex in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Our place is small but we are lucky to have a sizeable balcony, which is approximately 4′ deep and 10′ wide.
Over the past few years, we’d been throwing around the idea of growing our own herbs to supply our home cooking needs. Since there was no space left at the nearby Onni community gardens, we decided to transform our balcony into an urban and culinary garden.
So off we went to Trout Lake Farmers Market on its opening day, scouting the organic basil, rosemary, thyme, and other herbs that we wanted to take home. Over the next few weeks, we amassed 9 herbs and a little Sophie’s Choice tomato plant, all of which we’ve been nurturing throughout the summer with lots of help from the Digs My Garden newsletter tips.