Category balcony garden

Balcony garden in bloom

The famous worm disappearing act!

For the past week or so I decided to take a bit of a hiatus in feeding my worm bin. I wanted to concentrate on limiting the amounts of mites;too much food for the worms tends to breed more mites. Finally last night I decided to check on my little guys to see how they were […]

Male or Female—First time Zucchini mama

Each season I like to choose a new seed/plant to grow that I have never tried before or sometimes as the case may be a seed I have never heard of. I make it my personal experiment to see how successful or unsuccessful I am at nurturing it from seed to harvest, and I try […]

Importance of promoting biodiveristy as a gardener

As I sit here on my balcony with a cup of hot tea in hand I am reminded of how important it is to close my eyes and just listen to all the sounds around me. One of my favourite things of all to hear is the sound of nature. One of my goals as […]

What a day to potter on my balcony-Amending soil

The weather has been really nice the past few days so yesterday when it was bright and beaming I spent a perfect day setting up my pots and amending my 4 year old soil. Unlike a lot of other container gardeners I don’t throw my soil out after the season is up, I like to keep […]

Wednesday wonder

I woke up this morning to discover a little Wednesday wonder! Growing among my Merlot lettuce seedlings was a volunteer Borage plant. There is nothing like getting a little surprise in your garden each year and just maybe with a little luck I will get another volunteer popping its head out to say hello. *Just […]

Diy garden bench project

This is my second year in a new building and there are a few changes I need to make in order to have a good harvest. Last years growing season was more of an experiment/observation year, and what I learnt will need to be put into practice. One of the main issue I noticed is the […]

Welcome to my digital patch!

Hi there, Welcome to the other Sarah Raven. The purpose of this blog is to share my gardening journey and passion for all things grown in the dirt. I guess you could say this is my digital patch! Countless friends and family have told me that I should either start a blog about gardening or […]