Spring is here, so many people are planning their outdoor gardens and enjoying the warm weather. If you are in an apartment, it might seem impossible to pursue your gardening dreams. However, that isn’t the case at all! Here are five of our best tips for a low-maintenance balcony garden.
Explore a Vertical Garden
If you don’t have a lot of floor space to work with, a vertical garden is an excellent option for your balcony garden. Trellises are an easy way to support climbing plants, including anything from vines to cucumbers. When choosing a trellis, consider the mature height of the plant you are growing so that you give it plenty of space.
Even on a balcony, there are still numerous edible plants you can grow in your balcony garden. Many different types of plants, including cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes, all do well when grown in containers. This provides delicious vegetables all summer, and you don’t need to worry about the hassle of traditional in-ground gardening.
Herbs Are Great for a Balcony Garden
Herbs do not have ample space requirements and do very well when grown in small planters or a window box. As a result, they are an excellent choice for your balcony garden. Think about what herbs and spices you use in your cooking and choose your herbs for outside accordingly!
Look for Climbing Plants
Climbing plants are attractive and an excellent way to make your balcony look lush with only a few plants. When shopping for your balcony garden, explore the many options available in the climbing plant world. Don’t be afraid to have fun with the vines. You can purchase a shaped trellis and wind the vines around it to accent the shape or use a combination of stakes to support the plant.
Don’t Forget to Share
Once you have completed your harvest at your balcony garden, don’t forget to share the fruits of your labor with your apartment community! There are many fun ways to get your neighbors involved and encourage everyone to have their garden this spring.
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