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Alkhobar Desert Balcony
Alkhobar Desert Balcony
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Bilad Compound in Rakkah, Alkhobar, Sharqiyah, SA
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Update March 2014

Project: Alkhobar Desert Balcony

Posted by John Oberlin over 9 years ago

Tomatoes, cabbage, one hen, some forage, and a hot compost

Got some cherry tomatoes from the balcony. Cabbage and broccoli growing slowly. Not sure if they will develop before the heat comes.

Had two chicks. One was a rooster so I yeilded som eeducation in slaughtering a chicken. Just waiting for this hen to lay.

Trying to hot compost on the balcony itself. Pile is too small for the 18-day method, but will try my best to get compost quick. I hate buying soil from the store; it goes against the spirit of the balcony garden.

I will try water melons, mung beans, sweet potato, and okra (if this pods dries out quick enough) through the Arabian summer heat (up to 110*F). Another permie says Bitter Melon will work here in the summer. I just need some seeds now.


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Jamie Cummings
Jamie Cummings : Have you tried starting a worm bin? They're small enough that I keep mine in my kitchen. Love all the things you're doing with a balcony. My neighbors all thought I was crazy when I just tried grown tomatoes.
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