Most of my life I have lived in a house, with a yard for gardening. I loved spending time on the deck, watching my plants grow over time. I spent years taking care of my plants and when we moved I had to leave them behind. Living in an apartment building has not stopped me, I now do balcony gardening.
I want to be able to make use of what I plant in my oasis. I have a selection of colourful flowers, herbs and will be attempting a few fruits and veggies this year.
Last year I started my balcony garden late into the spring season. I had planted some seed and bought a few starter plants. I made it a daily routine to spend each morning watering and pruning flowers when needed.
After a few months on the balcony, my plants blossomed.
This weekend I will be planting my seeds indoor. By the time they are ready to go outside, I can transplant them into bigger pots. I have a new design in mind for my oasis and can’t wait to get started.
Balcony Gardening Tips
Before beginning a garden project, evaluate the area you will be using to help decide which plants and seeds will work best.
- fill your space with an assortment of containers
- be aware of the environment, the wind, direct sun or partial shade
- mix seeds with starter plants
- mix annuals with perennials
- use proper potting soil. (I like Miracle-Gro)
Are you planting a garden? What will be in it?