Last spring, I had a thriving balcony garden with tomatoes growing in the Topsy Turvy that I bought online “as Seen on TV.” I had hoped the contraption would last a few growing seasons. Well it didn’t. I left it out in the balcony, as I have no room whatsoever to store it. It held up fine at first, but the hard freeze came and must have frozen the material. It then thawed and got brittle and you see what’s left. My husband looked out the window yesterday and saw that dirt was pouring out. So we ran outside and dismantled it. In case you’re wondering what’s inside, those are Aqua Globes – you guess it another one of those “As Seen on TV” but they were bought at a steep discount 🙂
We also had some window boxes that ended up on the balcony floor. The building manager had the balcony rails repainted, and the workmen dismantled the wire frames that held the window boxes. Since the soil was already depleted and got infested with caterpillars. I threw the dirt out.
Now that the weather is warmer I think I will start sprouting seeds indoors to get ready for spring planting. I still have to figure out what to do with the Topsy Turvy stand, I may replace the bag, or I may just use it to hang other pots. Stay tuned for this year’s balcony garden adventure.