I didn’t do a big gardening plan this spring because we had a three week holiday planned in April/May and I didn’t want to have things starting up right as I was leaving for a few weeks, so we were a bit slow.
Below you can see my herb garden for now, which I feel looks sad and lonely on our balcony. We still have so much space but not many containers and Kay is picky about what we use as a container. Thrifty eco, used containers are just not very Swiss. Sigh.
On the left we have our bamboo which is finally growing some this year. In the left big trough we have a rose bush, some flower seeds and some summer squash that I really wanted to try this year. In the pots I have raspberries, tomatoes, basil (green and red variants!), parsley and cilantro from seed because you cannot buy the plants here.
On the other side of the balcony is our lounge set and more bamboo behind and in the trough on the right we have clematis, lavender and some climbing roses which are new. On the ground to the right we have mint, chives and sage.
Back by the house I have some pots with flowers and one with oregano and thyme, although the thyme is already almost dead. I’m not sure if it’s unhappy because of the mulch or too much sun earlier or too much water. Who knows! I hope it makes a comeback.
The clematis flowers all dropped off after I planted them, but I really hope they do a lot of growing next year. The neighbors have it on the other side of the fence and it just seems like theirs just took off.
Here are my little tomato cuttings. I also had some bigger ones that were older and they seem to be doing better than these, but I’m still keeping an eye on these. It would be great to have more tomato plants for free! 🙂