Many of us live in urban areas, places where we don’t have much of any room to grow a large garden. If it has always been your dream to grow your own veggies, herbs, and even flowers, then it may be time to think about organizing a potted garden. They are easy enough to maintain, and can fit on your balcony, a small deck, or porch with room to spare.
The benefit of using a balcony is that there is some shade, while also being outdoors. You are getting adequate sunlight at certain times. If you’d like to know which plants are the best for this, read on.
Basil is a sacred plant for Hindus, and it is a staple food for many delicious meals. The plant grows quickly. You must prune it often to keep it from becoming overgrown.
Bamboo is a hardy plant that can be grown no matter the climate in which you live. They can survive in low light, as well as in harsh sunlight. They do grow tall within a very short period of time if you let them go.
Mint takes up relatively small space, as it does not grow tall. It will make your surroundings smell amazing – if you have a cat, he or she will love to lay on the mint.
Anything that grows on a vine will do quite well in small spaces. All you need to do is have enough support for the plant to attach to and climb. You can put a thin piece of wood in the pot or behind it for the vine to stick to and grow incredibly high. Ivy and beans are some good choices.
Make Use of Space
If you have only a tiny balcony to work with, don’t be discouraged – think upwards! Vertical gardens are more and more popular all the time. If you know which plants work well with one another, you can include a few ground plants, vine plants and other climbers, and containers on shelves. You can design something to make full use of the space you have.
Save Time by Clustering
Cluster your pots together so that you can save time and water. You would only have to water most of the plants once a day and this would lead to an efficient system that will keep your plants from drying out fast.