Agriculture uses large quantities of artificial chemicals. Chemical pesticides represent a danger for the environment as well as for our health. Therefore, why not have your own vegetable garden to eat healthy and organic? You will find some tips in our article on how to grow your own vegetables without spending so much money or needing more space.
Potted plants, good advice for planting
It is possible to have a vegetable garden on your balcony or terrace. In a mini garden or in pretty pots of different sizes, you will be spoilt for choice. Eggplant, zucchini, pumpkin and tomatoes. These vegetables can be grown very simply in pots and planters. These “fruit” vegetables have large roots and need space to grow well, so you need large pots. Peppers and chilies, for example, have no problem growing in a small pot. All they need is sun and heat.
Strawberries and rhubarb will grow well in a pot. Remember to use one that ensures satisfactory drainage.
The depth, width and material of the pots used determine the vegetables that can be grown in them. Don’t forget, choosing the right pots to grow your plants is the secret to a successful vegetable garden and to grow good crops.
Which vegetables for your balcony?
Instead, plant leafy vegetables like lettuce, leeks, parsley, cilantro, thyme, celery, etc. But, if you have larger pots, you can plant carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, chives, and other vegetables of the same size. These vegetables are ideal for your balcony. But that won’t stop you from doing what you want. To perfect your exterior, you can also imagine climbing a vine.
Tips for successful balcony design
With a little imagination on the shape of the balcony garden to be favored but also the respect of a few rules, making your own vegetable garden is not so difficult.
Many tricks exist to make it more beautiful and to enlarge it. For example, don’t forget to measure the dimensions of your balcony and identify the key places for the distribution of the pots (the pots should have some space between them so that you can easily move around to water your plants).
You can opt for hanging plants or planters with storage. If you want your balcony to be a place to relax or rest, you can add a small garden sofa. With a few ideas, the balcony comes back to life and becomes a separate room in the apartment!