I’ve tried out a few new things this year with my balcony / gardening to make it easier to take care of the plants. I installed the Gardena Micro-drip System. It did cost a bunch, and one may find cheaper alternatives (I couldn’t here, so I went for this), but so far so very worth […]
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They hid in the back and dried themselves. I’ll save them for next year and sow them.
I’ve grown a few bean-plants on my balcony (more than a few actually) and have looked for the best way to get them to germinate. In the beginning I tried sticking them in the ground and just keeping the ground wet, and though that did work for some beans, it also failed plenty of times.
Lots of times my beans got eaten by the larvae of the bean-fly (oh how I hate them!). I went looking for a better way and found something that works very well. This will probably work for other seeds too, and will give you a good idea about the germination rate of your seeds (if you have old seeds you sometimes want to check). I’ve had no problem transplanting the resulting sprouts, just keep in mind you will have to transplant them at some point. Not all sprouts like that.
Kids will usually love this too. Use beans though, they sprout fast :)
You will need:
- a ziploc bag (or another type of firm plastic bag)
- some toiletpaper or paper towels
- something to spray water with
- beans! (more…)
Today I installed the last bits of my balcony. I got some more small green pots and planted rosemary, a bay tree (more like a bush), two new types of oregano (makes three in total) and I planted the beans and peas. Also planted the courgettes, and put the rest in pots to give away. […]
My seedlings seem to behave well. The courgette especially has started to grow superfast. It scares me a little…