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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sir Thrift-A-Lot: Urban Gardener

Sir Thrift-A-Lot: Urban Gardener 

It's been quite a long time since I've had a garden of any kind, being a nomadic concrete princess has offered little opportunity to garden in the past. My garden this spring is still in it's beginning stages - even though it's almost summer, but the strawberries are ripening, the tomatoes are getting juicy & the cucumbers are ready to go! My garden this year is sitting on the 9th floor balcony, facing north in downtown Toronto. 

Still to go, I'm going to plant a few planters with wildflowers, I've got an indoor mimosa (sensitive plant) to plant in a vintage planter & I have grown watermelon in a small space before, so I am going to attempt it this year - doesn't hurt to try!

Just for fun, here's a scanned retro gardening article from a June 1977 issue of Co-Ed magazine! 
(click on pics to read the article!) 


  1. we worked on our garden yesterday. our patio gets minimal sun, so we put hanging baskets out to attract hummingbirds and a few herbs and things. we have a tiny postage stamp next to our front door where i put some smelly flowers. I wish we had appropriate conditions for veggies and fruit! i'm gonna go read that article now, maybe there's some tips.

  2. Awe, lucky - I love hummingbirds!

    After a couple days I'm thinking my conditions aren't so appropriate on my balcony & the garden might be moving a few blocks away.