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#1 Moonless

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 01:41 PM

I am attempting to use my 42 sq ft balcony as an growing space. The criteria I am working with is that the space must accommodate both leisure and a garden. We want to have bushy plants like tomatoes, peppers and ground cherries, vineing plants like, beans, peas, morning glory and squash along with companion plants like marigold, garlic and other flowers to attract pollinators, promote healthy plant life and ward off pest.  We will also have a small cubensis outdoor grow in a patio pickers raised bed under a table. Lets hope this works out this time XD

 

Here are the main garden beds.

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We seriously would love to have some anoles around.

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Theres how I set up the cubes grow. Just two half pint jars of texas yellow cap. The other middle jar shown is PES Hawaii and I did not use it because it looked questionable. I think that two jars should be enough. If need be in a month I can supplement it with more colonized rice. I planted marigold around the grow space to ward off pest as well as some morning glory seeds to vine out and produce some beautiful flowers. The rice is burried about 2 inches deep, the medium is potting soil.

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After cleaning up and putting in some final touches here is the final product.

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Thank you to Vinz who's outdoor grow really inspired me.

 

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 04:24 PM

Do you have any place for some hanging pots? I would suggest potting the tomatoes in hanging pots to drape down and add to you ambience. Other wise they will probably overtake the porch and everything growing around them. Its looking good though, Im still a couple of months away from doing anything of a sort.


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 08:59 PM

I have one hanging pot space but am thinking of putting flowering drought tolerant plants in it because it gets so dry here. I only have that one hanging pot space because I don't trust that railing enough to hang anything on it so the flower will be hung from the ceiling.. I might consider replanting the tomatoes in a pot on the table because I know the variety I planted can get really big. Maybe I better just stick with the compact varieties from now on.



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Posted 11 March 2021 - 03:59 PM

Anyone know if two inches deep is too much for cubes? I dug down a little to find a thickly colonized mass just two inches below the surface. Will this be too thick of a casing for them? I could add more colonized rice if need be.


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Posted 11 March 2021 - 06:08 PM

They'll come right through it - no problem.

You'll notice and "umbilicus" which extends from the colony - through the casing layer - as you harvest in a few weeks. Just don't over-saturate the "casing" and you're f-ing golden.

Bring your salad bowl for harvest. These will likely be some of the biggest 'shrooms you've ever seen.

Also, eat them fresh - for goodness sake. Drying robs the fungi of some delicate, essential, chemical companions. Trust me.


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Posted 11 March 2021 - 08:32 PM

Thank Myc good to know I'm all good! Believe me Ill be eating some fresh shrooms rather soon :)

 

Oh wee I cannot wait!



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Posted 24 March 2021 - 03:20 PM

Almost a month has passed since the initial planting. Here is an update. Everyone is growing big.

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 08:11 PM

So much life in such a tiny balcony, nice work! There are some interesting ideas out there about vertical gardening with a very minimal footprint. It is currently snowing here, still a month away from putting my seedlings outside. Tiny bit jealous of your climate!


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Posted 30 March 2021 - 01:03 PM

<p>Many&nbsp; vine plants that we traditionally&nbsp; let sprawl across the ground grow nice on a small rigid or string trellis&nbsp; to save space .. like&nbsp; cucumbers small short vine squash or smaller short vine melons . beans . snap peas .&nbsp;</p>
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Posted 30 March 2021 - 10:09 PM

Not sure why above post got scrambled ?

 

You can grow many short  vine plants that we traditional let sprawl across the ground..on a trellis .  These plants like to  grow nice on a small rigid trellis  or a string trellis to save space ..plants  like  cucumbers ,small short vine squash or smaller short vine melons . beans . snap peas ect ..

 

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 10:16 PM

Thanks Auhron! I'm really proud of it. IMO this woman is like the gold standard for small space gardening imo. She uses simple container garden but cares for it really well and it produced a lot for her.

 

 

Bez I actually have a whole lotta beans, peas and morning glory that have grown big since the last post. They will grow up the bamboo trellis and hopefully provide some privacy for us to smoke our funny herbs XD


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Posted 05 July 2021 - 12:04 PM

looks lovely. i love seeing people do great things like this with small spaces.

you still have space on the walls for hanging planters and on the handrail too. they actually make planters that fit over handrails so you do not need to worry about fixings etc. just some thoughts for when you inevitably want to add more :)

 

great work :wub:


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