I started planting my balcony boxes almost a month ago. Various things kept getting in the way, and I kept wishing I could get out and finish them.
Today, I left work earlier than usual and decided to ignore most of the things I should have been doing, and instead spent the evening playing in the dirt.
Since someone messed with the clocks, it’s dark by 5, but luckily I have a light on my balcony.
I ran out of compost, almost exactly at the same time as I ran out of boxes (if you don’t count the 3 waiting to be started).
I also ran out of warmth quite a long time before that, so I was glad of the excuse to go in for a hot shower! Autumn is cold and damp 🙁
Tomorrow I will pick up a couple more sacks of compost – for the last boxes, and for the new houseplant arrivals.
This is the state I left it in:
Edit – the morning after:
It’s now covered in plastic grass and wet compost.
Does anyone have any good ideas for getting the compost out, besides washing it? My balcony is right over the front door – it has to be a resident friendly idea
(And yes, this is probably why people buy those huge potting mats…)