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How to create a balcony vegetable garden

More and more people are choosing to live in an apartment over a house, especially if you are living in a big city. Many people believe that just because you live in an apartment means that you can’t grow a garden because you don’t have a backyard. Those who live in an apartment, or those who simply don’t have the space, these vegetable gardening tips are perfect for you.

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What vegetables can I grow on my balcony?

  • Tomatoes are a great vegetable to grow on a balcony. You can grow cherry tomato varieties like ‘Tiny Tim’ which do well in containers and as long as your balcony can get enough sunlight, this plant will do really well.
  • Peppers are also a very good vegetable to grow in a container. Like tomatoes they do well in a container, as long as you have full sun and fertilized soil.
  • Herbs, like basil, thyme and parsley are great to grow on your balcony. Herbs don’t require much room to grow which makes them perfect for balcony gardening.
  • Radishes are quick growing vegetables and don’t require that much room to grow.

Tips for balcony gardening

  1. Make sure your vegetables are able to get lots of full sunlight. Most of these vegetables require at least 6 hours of sunlight a day
  2. Use a good vegetable potting soil and use a good organic fertilizer
  3. Use a container that is able to have room for the vegetables to grow. Not using a large enough container for the plant, will not let the root system develop properly.
  4. Most vegetables need lots of water, so make sure your vegetables have a consistent water source.
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There are a wide variety of vegetables that are perfect for balcony gardening. Almost any vegetable that can grow in a backyard can grow on a balcony, as long as you get lots of sunlight, and good soil.

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