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Welcome to the Fire Escape Garden!

My name is Tatiana, and I am a cancer researcher by day and an amateur urban gardener by night. I love growing things – outdoors, indoors, horizontally, vertically, in-ground, above-ground – you name it.

I am starting this blog to share my experience with gardening in a somewhat unconventional location: my fire escape balcony. My goal here is to fill this limited space with as much green as possible, mostly edible plants, but some purely decorative ones, as well. I will also try to welcome wildlife, in this case birds and pollinators, and take some challenges with not-so-common-balcony-plant choices, like raspberry and potatoes. And if I manage to turn my six year old drama queen of a daughter into a gardening enthusiast – well, that would be a great bonus!

I will post about my balcony garden, and pretty much everything else related to gardening in the city. Please join me on this journey, I hope turns out to be an exciting one!

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