With a second dump of snow this weekend, I’m happy that the balcony garden troughs are moved out of the winter sun and settled into their corner home for the winter. They have a light cover of snow on them right now, but aren’t frozen up. I’ll keep watering them until they are. Typically that’s into December, depending on Mother Nature.
I seem to have a large collection of clay containers – I know I have a few, but it still surprises me each year, especially when they all get cleaned up and stacked out of the way. They are out of the weather, so if I leave any soil in the larger ones, because I do re-use it, I just make sure that the soil is not packed in or wet. Knock on wood, I’ve yet to have anything break.
I really liked simplifying the containers on the balcony this year. So I think I will have a little purge next spring to move a few of these containers to another balcony gardener (or two). I think it’s time.
And speaking about time, one of the benefits of gardening on a balcony is fall clean-up. Here’s what it looked like this year. With help, of course, from the gardener’s helper.