Last year on my summer bucket list I put down balcony garden as one of my goals as I’ve never had a green thumb before. Plants and me don’t really get along. They can’t tell me they are thirsty or if I’ve drowned them in water. I had 1 planter and 2 smaller containers in 2013 and kept them alive last summer! Go me! So this year I decided to go a bit bigger. I didn’t plan my trip to the garden centre at all. I just grabbed a cart and started filling it.
I only bought one bag of soil on my first trip and clearly underestimated my needs. I was only able to plant two of the long planters, my herb garden and a dahlia plant until I went back a few days later and bought two more big bags for the third long planter and two standing planters I bought.