This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
It’s not even summer yet and the balcony garden is showing signs of difficulty. The above photo shows the cilantro after a day of 95 degree heat.
- I will need to start watering twice daily instead of once to see if I can save this one.
The mint leaves which were lush and healthy just a few days ago seem to have gotten attacked by some kind of pest that is eating the leaves.
- I have taken off a few cuttings of healthy and hardy stems and replanted them in a separate pot. Hopefully they will take root.
A hive of wasps have invaded a corner of the roof over the balcony. These wasps are very aggressive and we’ve already had a run-in with them.
- I’ll buy a wasp spray with a nozzle that that can reach all the way up and eradicate the wasp nest.
My parsley seedlings that were thriving for a few days have dried up and died.
- If at first you don’t succeed… Keeping a balcony garden has a few challenges but I am not giving up.
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