I live in the city, and like my grandma, i love plants. My garden, if you can call it that, is on 2 big windows shelves, each 90x60 cm (35x24 inches), i get a lot of the sun. I really like to grow things that i can eat. I tried to grow many different things, but so far i had best luck with basil, parsley and cherry tomatoe (Vilma), i planted Arugula and chicory this year, it grows fast but sadly the taste is so-so, very spicy. One thing i loved was Lettuce (Lactuca sativa), it would grow very fast, would have an awesome taste, if planted carefully i could probably eat it everyday since it grows very fast and when you cut it, it grows back. But sadly i had tiny green animals all over it and that is why i gave up on it. I did notice though that 1 plant was completely bug free, and it had a lady bug sitting on it. I wish i could have more ladybugs, then i could have bug free lettuce
Now my questions: I try to use all my bio waste from kitchen as fertilizer, but i am not sure if what i do is actualy ok for plants or if it is even harmfull, so i will put a number in front of different ways i use fertilizer and you can say if it is ok or not:
1) i put egg shells into a bottle and crush them, put some vinegar on them, then once a week i mix some of that with water and water the plants. I keep bottle in fridge.
2) i put banana peels into bottle, mix with water and water the plants once a week. I keep bottle in fridge.
3) I want to do same as above with all fruit and vegetable waste, put it in bottle, add water and keep in fridge, water once a week. Will that be ok ?
4) When i put soil into a container, sometimes i add some organic waste on bottom of it (egg shells, fruit peels, vegetable peels), then put soil over it. My idea is that it will slowly decompose and when plants grow and reach the bottom, they can have the nutrients they need.
5) when i drink coffe, what remains, i mix with water and pour over soil. Same with tea remainings.
6) Every once in a while i mix mealworm waste with water, and water the soil with it.
So what do you think ? I am most interested in point 3, i want to use all my waste to produce new food
At the end, some of the pictures of my little joy. Picking tomatoes and adding them to salat is such a pleasure, living in a town, i cant tell you how it feels. I am only using maybe 1/4 of the place i have on shelves, so next year i plan to plant even more tomatoes and maybe find a way to keep some kind of lettuce, and then produce as much of that as i can, instead of buying expensive vegetables in shop. If you have any advices on what else i could plant that grows fast and doesnt need much space, please do tell