What To Grow, What To Grow?

Last modified on May 10th, 2009

I was thinking about setting up a little garden on my patio. Obviously, I don’t really have a lot of room out there, so growing things like potatoes are out of the question (not that I’d grow potatoes or anything). I could grow some herbs maybe I guess, but I’m not really sure when they grow best. I’m also thinking about putting a little compost bin outside so I can make some healthy soil for all my plants here.

Any thoughts?

4 responses to “What To Grow, What To Grow?”

  1. Chris says:

    I’ve grown tomatoes and strawberries on a patio with some success, but can’t say I’ve ever tried much else. My current patio isn’t all that conducive to plant growth, but I’m hoping that when I find my new place I can start up my plant factory again.

  2. TheQuack says:

    I’ve grown Basil & Rosemary in pots before. They’re really great to just have on-hand to throw in pasta, on potatoes, or on a steak right off the barbecue. Very Summer! 🙂

  3. Eva says:

    Basil, thyme, oregano, sage.. These are all easy herbs to grow. Sage and thyme are perennials, so you can plant them in the ground if you’ve got access to a small patch of land somewhere around your place. Cherry tomatoes are easy to grow in a large planter (if you can find a half barrel planter, even better!). Go to your local nursery to see what they have to offer. Sometimes they have planters already potted up with the herbs you want and tomato seedlings.

    As for a compost bin, depending on what the regulations are in your area, you might be limited to a small kitchen-waste-sized compost bin. An outdoor one would be more tricky, especially if you live in an apartment. Does your area collect organic waste for composting?

    Hm.. this reminds me.. I need to visit my local nursery for stuff. Victoria Day weekend is a big weekend for planting and gardening!

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