Having a garden has many advantages! Having your own green space to lounge around and grow useful plants in the ground is indeed very nice. However, it is not an opportunity that is offered to all… You think you have to give up all your dreams of gardening and growing fruits and vegetables at home, because you only have a balcony? Think again, because with some pots and a little bit of sunshine, all this is within reach (green)! Here are some fruit bushes and vegetable plants to turn to in order to start seedlings and a mini organic vegetable garden.
These succulent little fruits don’t require much maintenance as long as they get enough sun. It is therefore quite easy to have them all year round, especially if you vary the varieties by alternating early and late ones. This way, you will have what you need every year!
Carrot plantings can easily accommodate a push in a pot. However, before you can harvest them, you need to meet a few important criteria: soft, sandy soil, regular watering and moderate temperatures.
The stars of our salads can be planted in pots and allow you to harvest about six cucumbers per plant in two months after planting. Keep in mind that cucumbers love to bask in the sun in a large pot that is watered regularly! If your balcony has a good exposure, cucumbers are perfectly compatible with this space.
Another popular food when the mercury is rising, tomatoes offer a good yield (especially the “Red Pear” and “Yellow Pear”)! You just need to choose a pot adapted to the variety you want and five hours of direct sunlight per day. Know that the dwarf and cherry varieties are perfect to cultivate for those who begin. With our tips for successful tomato plants, growing them will only get easier!
5) Green beans
They grow easily and require little attention, but since they climb a lot, it’s best to provide a trellis along a wall. Choose a pot at least 30 cm deep and grow them in nitrogen-rich soil… why not with cabbages or celery that produce nitrogen? Also note that young shoots and adult plants like sun.
6) Peppers and chilies
If you meet certain conditions, you’ll have all the peppers and chilies you need, because they’re not afraid of small spaces! A warm environment and sunshine are important, of course, but you’ll also need a pot at least 30 cm deep and don’t forget to drain the soil with some green manure when planting.
Surprisingly, growing eggplants in pots is not complicated if you give them a temperate environment to grow all year round. Hot temperatures don’t scare them, quite the opposite so put large pots in the sun and don’t forget their regular watering as well as natural fertilizer or compost!
Zucchini are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in a pot, thanks to their easy maintenance as long as they get enough sun. If you want to grow something good in abundance, you won’t regret it! For the variety, prefer the non-hardy ones that will give you small fruits. The “Nice Round” is one of our favorites when you want to start growing zucchini.
There you have it dear gardening friends! With all these ideas, there’s no reason to limit yourself to herb gardeners (parsley, basil…). But of course, if you decide to create a vegetable and fruit garden on your small balcony, you may also need to think about herbs to accompany them in your recipes!
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