No matter how much space you have, adding a garden to your balcony is a great way to brighten your apartment and who doesn’t love eating homegrown fruits and veggies. Even if you don’t think you have enough space you’d be amazed at what can grow in small spaces. Here are some tips to help you get your garden started.
Choose Your plants wisely
When you’re working with a small space, you need to choose what to plant according to the space you have. Not everything thrives in a small area, but thankfully there’s many plants and vegetables that do. Herbs are a great way to make use of a small space. There are a number of great herbs you can grow on your balcony like mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, and sage. Vegetables are also a great bet – peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes are all options that thrive in a smaller container. If you’re looking to grow some fruit, blueberries are a delicious option that goes well in any garden.
Don’t forget to label
A number of seeds look very similar when they’re just starting to grow and it may be difficult to determine which is which. Labels will help you stay organized and make sure you know what you’re watering and how much.
When you’re starting to plant, you may want to start planting inside and then transfer to your outdoor containers. Depending on the plant it may be easier to start the growing process indoors. This may help increase the longevity of your plants and ensure they get a great start.
Set Time Aside
Starting and maintaining a garden doesn’t take too long as long as you remember to take time to care for it. You only need 10-15 minutes a day to water and maintain your garden, so try to set a routine for yourself so it becomes a habit.