I grew a tomato! On my balcony!

Grow Your Own

You may remember that at the beginning of the Summer I was the recipient of an amazing delivery from Wyevale Garden Centres, who challenged me to grow my own produce on my London balcony… and I am extremely proud and pleased as punch to report, that I have had SUCCESS!

Throughout the Summer the weather has been, um, changeable. It’s rained, it’s poured, there’s been blazing sunshine and strong winds… and because of this, a few of my bits and bobs didn’t quite get going… but my tomatoes, mint and even my baby aubergines have held on like soldiers… and today, finally, I have some (actually, one) juicy tomatoes to eat for supper.

Grow Your Own Wyevale

Grow Your Own Wyevale

Grow Your Own Wyevale

Grow Your Own Wyevale

It has been so exciting popping out onto the balcony every morning to see how everything is doing… the tomatoes especially, really have been fun to watch grow and change colour… it’s been a little bit of slowness and calm amidst an otherwise very hectic few months.

Grow Your Own Wyevale

Grow Your Own Wyevale

Having my ‘Grow Your Own’ kit delivered by Wyevale Garden Centres has made everything so easy… and once you start exploring their website, you will find yourself wanting to transform your gardens, balconies and patios in more ways than one! I’ve actually got my eye on some of their garden furniture for my new house… this little video can give you a few ideas on how to make your garden feel like home…

The next step in my project is to find some lovely recipes where I can employ my newly grown tomatoes, aubergines and mint… I’m thinking a delicious late Summer salad – what do you think?

Or, if you have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them…


This post was written in collaboration with Wyevale Garden Centres and as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)


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6 thoughts on “I grew a tomato! On my balcony!

    1. Me too Miriam – my grandpa had a greenhouse and the smell of tomatoes always transports me straight back there!

  1. Aww I love it – it looks so perfectly round and tasty! I’ve recently moved to a flat with a little patio and I’ve thinking of doing something like this as well. I could finally plant all those chilli seeds I keep getting from visiting Wahaca…

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    1. Thank you Laura! It was DELICIOUS!! And yes – I have an ever growing box of Wahaca seeds too! xx

  2. This is fantastic! It looks so scrumptious. When I’m at my university flat I really miss having a garden of my own, so I think I’d love a kit like that.

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