It took a little time...
May 25, 2011
... but I finally did something on the balcony. I had planted seeds because I thought I'd start growing herbs and salad instead of flowers. But I just NEED flowers! And veg is so cheap in my neighborhood. So I broke down and bought my usual impatiens and an aster and remembered the dahlia bulb I bought at IKEA.
This is the first time I am using my balcony compost. All the worms I had collected for the bin have died, except one. So sad. But probably good for the compost! I don't know if this is how it is supposed to look, it doesn't seem totally decomposed, but it does smell nice and it is fluffy and dark, so I mixed it in with my old soil and tossed in some organinic time-released fertilizer. And things should be good to go. And all this in a couple of hours, before our house guests arrived....