For a long time now I’ve been wanting to grow my own vegetables mainly because I want to see the taste difference between my own organic food vs. organic food from the markets vs. non-organic food from the markets. However, lately I have also been doing more and more research into how fragile our food supply industry is in the United States so I wanted to make sure I could grow my own food if I needed to. One of the challenges I face is I currently live in a condo which doesn’t have outdoor space, all I have to work with is a small balcony so this is my attempt to grow a garden with the limited space I have to work with.
Since my condo doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight, I had to resort to using balcony wall planters which I setup a couple weeks ago. So far I have 5 but I plan to get a couple more and maybe even grow some potatoes in 5 gallon tool buckets. I also started growing some seeds inside the house which I will transport outside once they are ready.
It has been a little over two weeks now and this is what they look like so far.
Here is what the garlic looks like…
My onions took a little longer but they are now starting to sprout as well.
Once the spinach, lettuce and herbs from my indoor kit are large enough to transfer outside I will consolidate my onions and garlic so I have room for the greens. Since my wife is all about potatoes I am going to work on growing some potatoes next. I will do another post in the future once these are ready to harvest. I know t his garden isn’t very large, but even with a little space you can still grow your own food.