Gemüse auf dem eigenen Balkongarten anbauen: Lohnt sich das?
folks i've been a hobby gardener for half a year and that on a four square meter balcony i'll tell you honestly i didn't even know what i was getting myself into leaf spot disease a fungal disease the extreme heat from southern europe also affected germany today that's just not it's just getting worse and worse everything is full of tiny little critters all over everything this is part two of the longest self-experiment in the history of pulse reportage in the first part i prepared my balcony for the summer between february and march my goal apple potatoes tomatoes cucumbers, strawberries, peppers, lettuce, growing a few herbs and chard, at the end of the last film, it looked pretty good, take a look at it, I’m really happy now, well, I didn’t know what else was going to happen, whether and what could be harvested in the end and whether the whole thing was worth it, also financially, you can see all of this in this report, we folks have a problem tonight it's supposed to be minus 4 degrees and why even minus 5 snow at the beginning of april that's why i cut my apple tree in a chic anti-frost suit luckily i had listened to the expert advice and plant a laboriously reared tomato, pepper and cucumber in the apartment keep track of whether my tree survived the frost and the radishes and the potatoes and the chard are insanely blooming again and the post couldn't possibly harm the radishes either I'm really glad that the balcony plants survived everything well at least it seems so the chard and Unfortunately, the potatoes in the sack will still mean a lot of work for me.
Two weeks later, a historic moment is imminent and right now I'm going to have my first radish, well, round, I'm super satisfied, I was a bit afraid that it would somehow be a lot smaller when you think that what comes out is all shriveled up were a talent excellent i want e tell you something the best radishes in my life and i harvest around 30 of them that's why there are only radishes made of bread for the next few days but then two weeks later that a lot has happened again not everything is so positive just look at you my chard or what's left of it it's the first real downer here on the balcony are these spots or chard spots leaf spot disease a fungal disease it's something else the turnip fly light spots on chard and spinach these spots here they look the same like me the beet fly has three generations a year so if you don't stop them early you can no longer get the infestation under control i don't know what to do anymore and call garden expert silvia she had already helped me with the planning and my bell rang mangold is whole is looks awful is completely broken and now I googled and found out it's the rügens liege yes I should have silvia ha t exchange a part of the earth and see it anew all the work for free i just don't need it that's just crap the good news chard i can still look new in may for a new one but unfortunately that's not the only construction site i have to urgently fill up the potatoes in the sack with soil but of course there is also a problem here that he crap that's already called that here the field apart here I hopefully have a solution yes I found that thing is also stable and tight and I can plant the potatoes deep so that the plants do not rot so that the waterlogging does not rot i provide with a drainage layer of clay ball toi toi toi no idea whether the potatoes are now saved or whether everything has gotten worse not gaap not good but that was the only option now that came to my mind the sack was broken i have to find something else next vegetable strawberries one and then after almost three months of breeding in my apartment is a big step for my tomato, cucumber and pepper plants before freedom from the small seed to these plants have passed a total of three months and now I hope so much I mean I think they look quite good but I really hope that they will also perform outside it's actually a nice moment, a bit like when your own children leave the house but as it is with children, of course it's not really only then you think they're out of the house now you outside yes you don’t have to worry about it all the time by the way it’s now almost 30 degrees in the shade in the middle of may and that leads me to a completely different challenge i’m going on vacation tomorrow week a good week i’m there but i also have this problem in almost nights of work a high-tech solution came up 200 refute ton there it goes no longer fits through the door so i have gedaC now ht so here so there I won't quite need 200 liters of water but maybe fill up 100 liters of water and then I have a holiday irrigation pump here of course there are also cheap solutions, for example with bottles or towels turned upside down but I liked them unsure i don't want any more drama on balconies that's why these 80 euro points should now bring the water to my plants, automatically and in a well-dosed way, only one crucial detail is missing water water march h&s point it's running so that what i want to say is actually what i want to say but that puts a bit of a strain on me that you think you'll work it's all a lot of work to prepare everything and then i'm not even sure if that's really enough and that's why i also organized a plant babysitter my colleague nadine moves in the middle my vacation with the watering can on it i trust a little more than an irrigation system mai n then asked me to water everything anyway in case it didn't work properly i just got back from vacation and now of course my first look is at the balcony and the first look actually looks pretty good unfortunately only at first look the cucumber has given up whether there is something to save and the tomatoes also make me worried the tomatoes in the back have remained rather small while the ones in front now to my problem chard here it is now ok wack of course still small but doesn’t look quite good none fly because they have a good 470 liters I wouldn't have thought they drank I thought I poured very generously but I'm a bit reassured I really have to say I'm a little reassured because I thought I'll be back and somehow it's all a catastrophe great everything perfect ran but then three weeks later everything is really a catastrophe I was often not at home and couldn't take good care of me take care of plants i'm really a bit desperate because if a problem is if a plant has a problem it's okay but here almost every plant has problems at some point there's enough to do i can just start with the potatoes it will be decided now whether i should rather am the emergency doctor from the potatoes or am the undertaker my diagnosis is waterlogging i put a drain in it but the thing can drain it’s just of course already closed the thing wasn’t there the heavy rain it was just way too much way too wet it’s that thing got full of water and then it was nice everything so probably everything messed up okay there is still water in it or is it an oil well it doesn't smell good at all if you lived there so clean it wasn't gaap not good that's not a potato festival at all anymore because that's not just dead that's orphaned the way it is off to the compost bin if I stumble now have to undress then it's all over yes okay de r potato it's fine here what you see here is a cucumber grave you don't know why actually I think the location it's protected it still gets a bit of light not too much yes it's all full of critters all full of so mini little finger everywhere in addition to the feature problem, my chard has this spot disease again, just like the tomatoes and lettuce is world and I also discover spots on the peppers I write garden expert silvia and get an advice video from her the man with the tomatoes has there I would directly advise that you move to another location are always very light the leaves on the one hand have the guaranteed lack of nitrogen so you have to do things regularly from now on but for them it is too dark on the ground with the white spots there I am not quite sure yet what it is, whether it might even be a white fly, which is actually very rare, but it could be possible First of all, remove the affected leaves by all means.
I still have no answer from Silvia about the little creatures. I will get them tonight and she will surprise me. Now I'll clear things up. Affected leaves will be removed and I want more sun for my plants But I'm worried about the next horrible discovery and now I wanted to move further here and so I took my little salad box, Mr. Here the earth is coming out of my salad box. This is between the foil in front of the garage the film pool because the other boxes also look like that then i shouldn't be surprised that the plants break or get brown spots or something else that's just unbelievable it's just getting worse and worse i have waterlogging in all the boxes mean the solution is done with that foil was just too dense so now i'm doing what i should have done from the beginning holes in you e foil hopefully still in time for a few plants but it's too late now google made it mangold didn't make it it's a sad day too no one believes how long it takes i'm up here all day on the mountain and at the big hardware store here so new so put fetch and that's how it was as a reward but now there's still good news waiting for me it's about the little animals that I thought were problematic are not pests but the complete opposite they are useful and you probably had a few lice on the balcony while you were away and then nature was completely alone and predator mites settled there because right in munich a tiny little beetle yes and the skuas that eat it, it's a main piece of furniture or rather a piece of furniture colony of predatory mites here on my balcony, that's actually good news, they don't damage anything, on the contrary the protected my plants from aphids and other pests so this feature problem is not a problem a good three weeks later my balcony is back on track and the fruits of my labor are slowly becoming visible ok except for the strawberries and the apple tree there is nothing to see yet and the weather forecast isn't too plant-friendly now it's going to be really, really hot 35 maybe 38 degrees the next few days and i'll be away for two weeks two weeks at a time i'll of course put a large irrigation system on here again and i'll read it too stop by again and that's of course now that the final exam didn't happen to me right on the day of my return, by the way, we're invited to the big balcony finale that looks judged as hopefully everything has grown great here and hasn't been digested while I'm working for it you never shoot in norway the extreme heat from southern europe also has germany today e r captures the buttocks in the morning in the east up to 40 degrees possible i was in norway for a good two weeks to shoot now i am standing here in oslo at the airport it will be back soon yes i really hope that everything survived but i don’t know i came back yesterday evening and I haven't looked at the balcony yet, worst case scenario, a lot has broken because it was just so super hot, which could also be that not everything is broken, but somehow the plants have all gotten worse, not something contributes 3 to 1 ok at first glance it says everything a bit that we also had in it that means they had to drink that i think it's good they're good they're more like mini snack paprika herbert wear they don't do anything nothing so they're pretty full here but not one tomato has ever turned red, so I'm already a little disappointed, it can't be based on that, well, I mean potatoes will be exciting, I have to basically digging up tomatoes strawberries apples my balcony has a ripening problem i hope that the garden expert silvia can help now hi nice to see you the excitement is so i'm excited welcome we humans you're already having the first fruits tomatoes are on it peppers they are great healthy looking yes they also seem to be well fertilized because the leaves are nice and dark green that means we have enough nitrogen but it’s all very very green not a single tomato seems to have turned red that’s simply because the balcony isn’t totally covered now were or super sonic is there you just need more patience and for the future through her then recommend just such heat-loving plants in the even sunnier place maybe you can somehow build something here or say you put them on the chair you might need just a chair or if visitors come put this under the apple tree of t unfortunately nothing bears it yes i confessed to you that i don't tie a tree expert but there can be so many different reasons for example that it wasn't fertilized i actually suspect that you don't have very many insects here to pollinate and that this could be a problem and what is it