Monday, June 28, 2010

Prepping My Workspace

Although I am eager to get started with the actual gardening, I decided I should probably make the balcony a bit more garden friendly. First thing was to remove any unnecessary goodbye old beach chairs (and the spiders that call them home). Next was cleaning up about a year's worth of bbq drippings from under the grill. You can't see it in the picture below but She-ra is desperately trying to get past the doggy gate I put up to keep her out. There's nothing she'd love more than to help me "clean" by licking up the grease...mmm tastes like chicken.

Next I need to sort and clean the pots and planters I'll be working with. They've been stacked and sitting in the corner of the balcony for nearly two years.

Moving the pots, I discover some are filled with old soil and cigarette butts. It would appear that throughout the years party guests decided turn the pots into giant ash-trays, I certainly hope my guests are more mindful once my garden begins to sprout.

After almost two hours of cleaning, sweeping and rearranging the balcony, it is starting to look like my garden has a chance. I am also quite pleased to learn I have more pots (and sizes of pots) to work with than I had anticipated. My favorite is the rustic (or maybe just plain rusty) table and blue pot pictured below. This will make a lovely home for a rosemary or basil plant.

1 comment:

  1. What a great start! Creating a blank canvas can sometimes be the biggest obsticle in starting a project. And who knows, maybe the tabacco will create a type of organic mulch for what's soon to be planted.