Do you have a balcony? If so, then you may be interested in creating a balcony vegetable garden. This is an excellent way to make the most of your space and grow your own food.
In this blog post, we will discuss some ways that you can create a beautiful balcony vegetable garden.
From small garden beds to vertical gardens, how your balcony is set up can differ depending on the amount of space you have. Simply by going vertically instead of horizontally, it’s possible for people with smaller spaces like balconies or patios to grow a lot more vegetables without taking up too much room.
For those who still want fresh and tasty veggies but don’t know where they’ll find enough free time in their day— Garden Tower® is a vertical planter that rotates so that no matter what kind of tight spot you’re working with (even if it’s just 1 square foot) every plant will get access sunlight!
Choose a Well Lit Area
Select an area of your balcony that gets plenty of sunlight. Find out how much sun it receives during different times throughout the day.
When you are looking for a spot on your balcony, make sure to check what time it usually starts getting sun, as well as when it stops getting sun at night or during bad weather.
Use these guidelines to help you choose a balcony vegetable garden spot:
Find an area that gets plenty of sunlight. An ideal spot is one with at least six hours of sun exposure per day during the warmer months (March through October). If it doesn’t get enough sun, consider adding shade in the form of plants or barriers such as fences.
Choose an area that is not too close to a balcony railing or another balcony on the same level, as these are often reflective surfaces and can make it difficult for light to reach your garden.
Pick a spot that has good access from all sides so you can easily water, harvest and plant vegetables.
Try not to place your balcony garden on an iced over area of the balcony during winter, as it can cause damage if ice is underneath and exposes plants to too much cold.
What to Grow on a Balcony?
Balcony vegetable gardens are a great way to grow your own produce in the city. Leafy green vegetables, like lettuce and spinach, do particularly well in small spaces because they can be grown vertically without taking up too much room.
Your balcony can be a great space to grow herbs and vegetables. Grow your own basil, oregano, rosemary or thyme on your balcony.
Bush vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and certain types of beans will also grow well. You can also grow pineapples on your balcony with this helpful guide. I have been doing it for years!
A “less is more” mindset can be an asset when you’re arranging your outdoor space.
When it comes to decorating, it’s key to make sure that the type of patio furniture you choose will work well in a variety of conditions and with different types of fabrics.
For example, wooden pieces are good for shady spots as they’ll stay cool during hot or sunny days alike while wicker chairs have been known not only keep their shape but look chic no matter what time season we find ourselves in!
Make It Comfy
Imagine being outside on a chilly night, lounged in your favorite chair with the breeze blowing through and lighting gently illuminating you.
Light Up the Balcony
The warmth of candles light up around you as well as soft rugs to feel beneath your feet along with pillows for comfort- it’s like having an outdoor living room! Even if it is only temporary or just one day out of the year, these are simple ways to make any space that much more inviting.
Bistro Table and Chairs
A functional outdoor table and chairs set is the pinnacle of any good outdoor space. With sleek frames and compact shapes, this chic metal set is perfect for your outside dining nook.
Once you’re done enjoying your space, just stack up the chairs or tuck them away with a simple fold until next time!
This AllModern set is so tough, it’s practically indestructible! The weather-, water- and UV resistant plastic will never rust or fade over time.
It also includes a perforated top that prevents pools of rainwater from accumulating on the table. For your convenience, this durable set has two chairs with bucket seats made for quick drying in rainy seasons and beyond – you’ll be able to enjoy these furniture pieces even if there are some wet days ahead.