One of the best things about our apartment in Seoul is the balconies. Balconies that would be so much more awesome if they were covered with plants! Unfortunately, one of the downsides of moving overseas means leaving all of your plants behind and finding them new homes. We arrived plant-less, but before our furniture even came we were fortunate to adopt some plants from another family that was leaving. In total, we have 3 house plants of the leafy-viney variety.
I need more plants.
So this summer my plan was to start a container garden of some sort. I’ll be sharing my success (or not) of growing my container garden here on the blog. Today I’m sharing my garden plans. Keep in mind the following: I don’t know where to find gardening equipment (pots, soil, etc) and I don’t know where to find plants or seeds. Of the many shops near by I’ve not see one selling seeds or potted plants, a few potted herbs at the commissary but that’s it. My tools will be fairly limited, and my garden rather modest, though hopefully very successful. The balconies get lots of sun both morning and afternoon so I’m hopefully anything we plant will do well here.
I’m starting with herbs, as they seem like they will be the easiest for me to get my hands on. They also will be very useful to me in the kitchen, as my kitchen herb supply was also decimated in the move.
I’m planning on making a nice herb garden, hopefully with some veggies to follow.
Kara’s Container Herb Garden:
- Basil (Lots of Basil for pesto!)
These herbs are easy to grow and should be easy to find as well. Additionally I plan on growing some plants from scraps, these include:
- Romaine Lettuce
Thinking about starting your own garden or improving your existing one? Check out my organic gardening board on Pinterest! I’ve got informative pins covering everything from vertical and container gardening to (for those more fortunate) bigger garden projects! From herbs to veggies to flowers there’s something for every garden on this board!