You have been told more than once that eating fresh can help to gain better nutrients from the food you eat.
It is so true that anyone, should have a land or a little space to dedicate to gardening. With some pieces of advise anyone could learn and start a proper garden everywhere, even on a balcony.
Any plant can be potted, nevertheless be careful to give enough space to grow, good light /sun exposition and to have a bit of time to take care of the garden.
Having said that, honestly, it is better though to select the variety of plants happy to grow in a pot to get more satisfaction and a real result.
Prefer small to big.
Of course you’ll have limited space so probably it is better to decide for a small amount of small plants, instead of choosing one big plant only. In this way you’ll have more fun and space to grow quite a good variety.
Bulb plants are a bit constricted inside a pot so it’s difficult they’ll become big, that doesn’t mean you can’t still grow some carrots, but low down the expectations in terms of dimension.
Also, some plants are very demanding (as pumpkins, courgettes, cucumbers, melons and watermelons) because they need a lot of space and nutrients from the soil, so basically think of them just in case you’ve got a big balcony. Courgettes and cucumbers, though could be grown in little space too, again, no great quantities, so that they can grow in good health.
Now, which veggies are okay in a balcony garden?
All the ones that could be happy in small pots as salads, chards, spinach, strawberries.
Some bigger pots scan be used for legumes, chillies, tomatoes and aubergines, bearing in mind that tiny veggies are a good goal to be proud of when growing on a balcony.
Tips on exposition: if gardening on a balcony facing north avoid fruiting veggies as tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and chillies which need loads of sunlight to grow.
Furthermore on a balcony are very welcome any herbs and berries, even some fruit trees in a dwarf version.
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