When you have been living in apartments or condominiums and your life is busy and full of rush it seems like a balcony vegetable garden is almost the only your chance to have your own plot of land to enjoy the relaxing activity which is a gardening. That is easy and rewarding, that is why lots of city-dwellers practice the everyday hobby.
What vegetable real taste do you miss the most of? Or which plants do you dream about? The questions can help you to define a precise list of the plants you can start cultivating at home. As any other one, a vegetable garden in balcony demands proper conditions to rejoice your heart and be productive. Everybody knows that plants need a warm, sunlight, water, rich soil and fresh air to flourish. And balcony garden is not exception. Nice news is that all of that can be easy arranged.
A growing in containers is one of the most popular balcony vegetable garden ideas. And it does not matter which type of it you actually prefer: more decorative or rather more spacious. If your plants could choose it they exactly preferred the last. But you do have a room for a broader choice: plastic or clay pots, special containers or bins with good drainage, or, may be, some completely different option. In any case, just to keep in mind the proper conditions listed above.
A balcony vegetable garden design usually includes using synthetic soils made of sawdust, wood chips, vermiculite, peat moss etc. And to improve drainage in your containers, bins or pots you can use coarse gravel as its bottom bedding. As the practice have shown, all easy transplanted crops are good for such garden. But you can right away sow seeds to reduce amount of your dirty work. Just let your dream to become true.