With the return of the sun, we’re dying to spend all our free time outdoors. In addition, we are changing our eating habits by switching to lighter, vegetarian and environmentally friendly alternatives. And that’s completely normal, because It’s hard to resist the taste and aroma of fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs. Sometimes we are so enchanted by the riches of nature that the idea of planting our own garden is taken to our hearts (even if you live in an apartment!). Are you excited too? Good news: in this article, we accompany you on the adventure of creating your (so dreamed of) balcony vegetable garden. Check out the tips and tricks here to get the job done (and you’ll see, it’s really easy).
Which plants are suitable for growing on the balcony?
Originally reserved for country houses with large cabins, gardening is no longer a myth for people living in the city. You can transform yours thanks to the many practical solutions that adapt to any space and type of terrain Balcony or terrace in a mini garden (in no time). But before you start the project, you should first find out about the plants that are suitable for pot culture.
conditions and preparations
In order to achieve the desired result and reap the fruits of one’s labor, certain factors and prerequisites must be taken into account. The preparation of the plots and containers also plays an important role in the project. In the following lines we will examine the conditions and vertices to better organize his work.
In general, most balconies are built to support a weight of up to 300-350 kg per m2.
In terms of exposure, it all depends on the plants selected. Some species do well in the shade, others need at least 6 hours of sun exposure per day.
organization of space
Depending on the size and shape of the balcony, the plants can be arranged vertically (raised bed) or horizontally (square vegetable garden).
type of containers
As for the shape and material of the containers, there are different alternatives: pots, wooden boxes, planters, green walls in pallets.
Preparation of containers
First think of a filling with special soil (for herbs or vegetables) and clay balls. Then we pay attention to the depth – standard (for fast-growing species such as radius, lettuce) or deeper (for other species such as carrot, tomato, cucumber, etc.)
Sow plants according to their specific properties
The most favorable time for sowing tomatoes, cherries and carrots is in March. For cucumbers, zucchini or green beans – in April.
Since the plants on the balcony need more water, they have to be watered regularly.