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the_poebel wrote

Yeah, having access to a larger garden is great, but even growing on a balcony is awesome. I'll probably move this year and then I'll have to improvise a bit, but I'll see.

I've had some aphids aswell, but they're mostly on plants that I do not want to harvest, so they're no problem. I'm currently trying to from a more natural garden so that beneficial insects and stuff likle to live there - I really like thistles for example, they look great, bees love them and aphids like them too. I don't know if it's possible to do that to some extend on a balcony; probably not due to space issues.

Wish you good luck on your eggplants!

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the_poebel wrote

Yeah, tbh I do not really understand that wiki page that much. I can definitely say that picking the slugs and killing them made at least a small noticable difference; I've put out a bowl with beer now, I'll update on that in a few days I guess.

That's great though, that you have quite some food from your garden. You can really taste the difference between homegrown and bought food!

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the_poebel wrote

I started growing trees just to guerilla plant them somewhere where they hopefully won't land under the lawnmower, or to just give them to people who are still open about planting a tree in their garden. I really have a strong urge to plant as many trees as possible.

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the_poebel wrote

Awesome! Spring is almost my favorite season, cause I get really excited about all the things that are going to grow in my garden. I'm quite new to gardening aswell, started with some small things last year and I hope to expand a little this year.

Just sew the first seeds for this year - some Calabash, wormwood, pepper, tobacco and potato. I will probably post some updates along the seasons; either here or over in /f/permaculture.

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the_poebel wrote

Those are some good ideas. I still have a lot of lawn and if I would try to use them for paths they would get overgrown pretty fast, but I could use some for ponds and closing gaps.

Also learned a new word, never heard of pebbles before, thanks!