Sunday, August 31, 2014

Window Garden in Paris

Going on four weeks into my current stay in Paris, and we finally have a garden going.  For now, simple and sufficient.  Three windowsill planters; one containing basil and ciboulette.

Another container with more chives and some garden mint.  The mint is already doing really well; mint tea for days...

We also decided to try our hand at composting some of our food waste here.  Currently, we only have the resources and capacity to dispose of our coffee grounds and the occasional garden waste.  I cut some holes in this plastic container (below); about a dozen on the bottom, and one on each side.  This will allow air, moisture, the contents (and hopefully in the future small critters) to easily pass through the box into the soil below.

The plants mostly get mid-morning to early-afternoon sun.  Early morning sun is certainly preferable, but we'll take what we can get.  I see this garden evolving rather quickly, and I'm excited knowing there is room to grow!

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