Coffee Can Garden

April 9, 2010 at 22:35 1 comment

So, last year around this time. I wrote about the concept of a balcony garden being really appealing to me… but as I was too pregnant and lazy to actually plant anything, the only garden that came out of it were Das Piper’s tomatoes.

This year though, I am totally motivated! After a sunny stroll to Canadian tire, a bag of dirt, a few seeds, and some old coffee cans, I have a garden… Isn’t it pretty?

Ok, so right now it just looks like a row of dirt filled coffee cans, but later this summer they will be peas, cucumber, carrots, and several kinds of peppers… Once the farmer’s market starts up again I am sure we will also add another tomato tree or two as they turned out really well last year.

I am really excited to have actually made my small balcony garden a reality this year. While I know that a couple of peas and carrots will make little to no difference in the grand scale of things, it is important for me to show Oliver that a small amount off independence can be found even in an urban setting. I want him to grow up knowing that food doesn’t always have to come from a store, and that everything tastes better when you’ve grown it yourself. I am hoping that his helping to grow a few small coffee cans of food every year can turn into fun memories and important lessons for him as he grows.

Though, I may have to wait a while before those lessons get through… As you can see, his ‘helping’ didn’t amount to much this year.

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  • 1. Sheryl @ Little Snowflakes  |  April 10, 2010 at 23:32

    Last year we planted some herbs and tomatoes in our balcony garden…I really like your idea of using coffee cans…maybe we will expand it this year!

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