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As you know from my prior log about the tax man arriving, I have started to figure out how to do veggie & flower gardening on my skinny apartment patio.  Too bad that I am not on the second floor; hopefully, folks will not come by and take for themselves.  However, it should provide an area that is more appealing to go out and dine/relax throughout the spring and summer.  (We got a mosquito plant as well to plant out there to help keep the bugs away and make the stay out on the patio a little more pleasant as well.

We were going to screw in hooks into the beam above the patio, but my boyfriend who is 6‘3” couldn’t reach it, even while standing on a chair. So, we have modified it and we screwed the hooks into the side and middle poles and going to tie in wire across to hang the hanging baskets from.

We have several containers to plant various plants in:

**2 long containers with 8 tomato plants in it & placed next to the patio railing to serve as support for the growing tenacles.

**2 large round containers...

1 with jalapeno pepper plants, cayenne pepper plant and cilantro plant

and

1 with green and yellow bell pepper plants.

**1 medium round container with greek oregano, basil, and parsley herb plants

** 1 small round container with peppermint and spearmint plants.

The hanging plants include 1 lemon zest petunia and 1 pink flowered, as well as one fern to be hung on the stretched out wire.

We’ve also planted a small assorted jade, aloe vera, and other succulent plants for indoors.

We‘re excited about the garden for our patio.  Hopefully, it’ll turn out as well or better than we anticipate.  I’ll try to take pictures as it develops to keep y‘all up todate upon the progress.

UPDATE:  Two banana peppers are growing healthy and strong. Ready for more to come - http://fabulously40.com/album/id/10705#photo.


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