Think about where in the world you are living.
One of the best advice you can get is to eat a Mediterranean Diet as it is considered a healthier choice. The thing about growing what you need for the Mediterranean Diet is you need to really think about weather conditions.
In the precise area we are referring to, the temperatures are way better than anywhere else, and the weather is dry and warm, usually balanced, with no cool or hot peaks (but in summer).
To start and think of replicate the same weather conditions, it is a good idea to consider to cultivate inside a glasshouse or a garden hot house, the place you use as a conservatory it can be really appreciated by the plants, too. So, I’m afraid this time cannot be “balcony” but it has to be a bit more “safe and sheltered” place to do your gardening at home, still there are plenty of possibilities not including giving up 😉
By doing that you’ll be sure your vegetables and fruits will ripen in good conditions. As a tip consider the good colour, before going upset or mad to get the right taste. One thing follows the other. (More colour means infact more nutrients).
Enjoy, Life is for cooking!
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