Hi hivers. How are you? This is my first post in @hivegarden.
My family would occasionally receive a plant or two as gifts. We’d tend to them on our balcony. This year we decided to step things up, add more plants and grow some fruits and vegetables. We harvested baby carrots and strawberries a few months ago. They were few but we’re grateful.
I’m happy to share with you, what we’ve added. We are now reaping tomatoes. It’s been a bit hot and a few of our tomatoes started splitting but we got quite a few. They’re tasty and my kids enjoy reaping them. Some of them are yet to ripen. Though the fruits seem to be flourishing, we’ve noticed the drying or wilting of some leaves. It’s been really humid. We figured that the tomatoes probably needed some shade.
While turning the soil however, we found an unwanted guest. We’ll pay more attention to our soil. We are hoping we won’t or don’t have too many of these:
I hope this isn’t the reason for the drying of the leaves. Hoping too that the roots are still in tact. 😃
Add Some Passion
I was passing by a flower shop and noticed that they had a few bonsai fruits trees for sale. When I saw passion fruit for sale and in a flower pot, I got excited. It was a perfect fit for my balcony space. I hardly even see the fruit at the supermarket so growing my own really peaked my interest. I selected one that already had three fruits on it.
Due to the heat, I realized at points that it wasn’t doing well. The fruits started shriveling and the leaves started wilting. I took it inside and it thrived. The fruits eventually ripened, fell and all three were tasty and full of seeds.
I alternate keeping it inside and on the balcony depending on the temperatures. Hoping to get some flowers and more fruits.
Thank you for reading my post. Please stay tuned to see what’s happening in my balcony garden.
Have a great day. 😃