Balcony Gardening – Creating an Oasis

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.

Balcony gardening

After a few months on the balcony, my plants blossomed.

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Balcony Gardening 

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

 

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)

If you have a cat or a dog, there are poisonous plants that can be harmful to them and should be avoided. To help purify your air quality indoors, choose from one of these varieties of plants.

Are you planting a garden? What will be in it?

Happy Spring!

 


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5 Responses to Balcony Gardening – Creating an Oasis

  1. Lian says:

    I have been wanting to start an herb garden for our kitchen so we can start cooking with fresh herbs. These tips will be put into good use for my home this year!

    • Mama Bear6910 says:

      so glad they will help you, it is so fun watching the plants grow. can’t wait to get out on the balcony

  2. Alyssa says:

    Excellent tips! I had some beautiful roses until an idiot working for the cable company decided to step into my flower garden last year and he broke my rose bush. It didn’t bloom last year at all so hopefully this year it will since hubby saved the plant itself. I also have violets that grow on the side but I’m hoping to maybe plant some mix flowers too. I love it!

    • Mama Bear6910 says:

      When I had a bigger space, I always tried to add perennials and annuals together, also flowers that bloom all season long, this way you only have to replace the annuals.

  3. Hello Mama. I decided to make a balcony garden but I don’t know about the proper caring of the plants. Your blog is really helpful for me. I’ll definitely apply it in my garden. Thanks for sharing an amazing blog.