Balcony Gardening

Posted by Tn Nursery on 15th Sep 2014

Gardening on a balcony is a necessity for some, especially if you live in a more urban environment like a city or downtown areas. Some people with this kind of environment might believe that gardening is simply lost to them. However, this is far from the truth! You will have to use container gardening that can be just as fulfilling as gardening in regular conditions. If you want to create a lovely balcony garden, follow some simple steps. First, be sure to use a soil that is high in organic material and even add some compost to the mix to help the soil be as good as it can be. Divide the space you have is to layer plants in the same container that grow at different times of the year. This way you get a lot of plantings done at once, and you will reap the benefits of this all year long. You will also want to fertilize these containers once a month to boost production and encourage growth and development in the plant or flower. Allow the plants to get the proper amount of sunlight. Too much can cause the plants to wilt or die and too little can stunt their growth. Before planting, study how much sun the area gets and make sure you have a proper set up for the plants and flowers you plant to add to the balcony. If you use pots, make sure to place them closely together. It will take less time to water and give the plants a sense of companionship. If particularly warm climates make sure to water several times a day, so the soil doesn't become dry. Plant flowers and plants that will attract bees and butterflies to help with pollination of each garden inhabitant you have. Herbs are also a great addition as well as vegetables as you will be able to make delicious gourmet dinners with these! Try your hand at balcony gardening if that is all the area you have and these tips work well for those with smaller landscapes and patios.

Daffodils are perfect for container gardening.