A Balcony Garden For Alternative Gardening
A balcony garden is an alternative gardening arrangement suited to small patios and balconies. A balcony garden is often found in urban setting where green space is limited or unavailable. These gardens allow apartment owners to grow their own vegetation in pots and other containers laid out on a balcony setting. When choosing flowers or plants for your balcony garden, you want to be sure to buy plants that will thrive in that environment. If your apartment balcony is shady then you want to get plants that like the shade. If it has blazing sun all day, buy ones that can take the hot sun, or be sure to move them into the shade during the noon heat if they specify that they are for partial shade. Buying annuals is probably a best bet as they will flower all season and you won’t have to deal with them in the winter. When selecting your containers, be sure to get ones that have good drainage.
You may even want to add some small rocks on the bottom to provide additional places for water to go. Then, before drilling holes for hanging plants, be sure to check with your landlord or apartment caretaker. Be sure to use a good potting soil for your plants and water thoroughly. Be sure to check your plants every day and pinch off any dead flowers and leaves to keep your balcony garden oasis vibrant and fresh.