In an effort to live off the land in my 4th floor apartment, I have planted kale, mint and chives. I plan to live on these through the winter months... Hopefully not exclusively!

The Mint and Chives were easyt since some one at Canadian Tire managed to provide already growing plants. But the kale I'm growing from seed and by all reports if it grows I am going to be swimming in kale. My 2.5 foot by 1 foot balcony planter completely overwhelmed. I hope that is the problem I have to deal with instead of the trying to figure out how I am going to eat a plant so small!!

If this project succeeds I will consider myself a vegetable green thumb of the lowest level of expertise. Lord knows I am not a decorative plant green thumb... I just can't seem to care about those beautiful beautiful plants that i can't eat.