The seeds I planted a couple of weeks ago are growing pretty well. Probably because I’ve almost never forgotten to water them. It’s an achievement!
But it’s very windy on my balcony, so I thought it might make sense to shield the plants a bit from the incessant wind. I bought some plexiglas (i.e. plastic) sheets, drilled some holes in them (with a wood drill bit — I was afraid the plexiglas might shatter (it’s quite brittle), but it worked fine), and tied them up with some fishing line:
Looks almost invisible, eh? But they’ll probably grow gross as time passes. We’ll see.
Anyway, I think this is the reason for the windiness:
I’m on the edge of a hill, sort of, so even if there’s the slightest air movement in the hollow down there, I get a blast of wind.
I decided that I should grow my own food, so I planted some radishes and peas and carrots and stuff.
I need to start thinning out in a couple of days…
In other horticultural news, everything’s coming up roses:
After the previous post, a kind reader identified the bugs as aphids, and I went out and got some aphid-killing poisonous poison that I sprayed onto the roses. All the bugs disappeared within a couple of days, and then the roses started flowering.
I moved the veggies to the other balcony, though. I mean, like, poison.