The apartment upstairs from us is damaged so there will be no one living there until its fixed. Probably not for months and months. It is, however, still intact as far as walls go. And most of the windows face south. Hmm…
My conversation with the landlord started “Did you know you own a greenhouse?..”
In exchange for some of the expected produce, I have receive permission to container garden upstairs. I am, as usual, doing this on the cheap due to little money. I have about 30 pounds of potting soil (one of our customers this summer was moving, didn’t want it, and offered it to me so I took it). I cut gallon milk cartons in half, created some drainage in the bottom, and filled with dirt. Right now I have radish and lettuce planted, and I’m anticipating seeing the radishes sprout by the weekend. No, not particularly pretty but I’m not doing this for pretty, I’m doing this to eat.
Will need something larger for a bok choy or kale. Thinking of trying to find something at the dollar store. Or maybe I’ll check out the local flea market on the weekend.
Wouldn’t mind some beans, but the apartment has the heat turned down such that I don’t think they’d do well. Won’t bother the radish, lettuce, or hypothetical kale. Also thinking of planting parsley and basil. The deal is to try to pull this off with no light but free sunlight and water from the well.
The other upside? I will be able to start seed indoors this year as I now have a place to do it.