I live in the city in an apartment with an east facing balcony. I want to set up an edible garden for my own veggies as I cant seem to get through a CSA box before it goes bad, and this way I know I can get only stuff I like. Not to mention the paleo/diy aspect of it. So the question is, do you garden, what do you grown, and what type of planters and general set up do you have?
I'm in Seattle so it still cold and crappy out so i have a couple of weeks to figure out my design. So I wanna get some ideas and get my creative juices flowing.
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on March 19, 2011
at 07:43 PM
Loved this idea when I read about it awhile ago. I can't put too much stuff on my balcony/fire escape or else the landlord makes me get rid of it because it blocks the the ladder:( Now I have a space in the community garden, but still love this idea for sprouting or growing convenient get 'em anytime greens.
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on March 14, 2011
at 01:57 PM
How many hours of sunlight do you get on your balcony? That will largely determine what you can grow. Greens of various kinds should do well down to even as low as 4 to 6 hours of light, and fast growing greens like lettuce, spinach and arugula will give you the most return on your space and time. They are small enough to do well in window boxes or scavenged nursery containers.
You can call your local county extension office for more advise on what would do well in your area. http://extension.wsu.edu/locations/Pages/default.aspx
on March 29, 2011
at 01:41 PM
I'm planning on starting one this year. I've picked up an Earthbox off Amazon. The sun's still not quite there yet for my backyard though. A couple more weeks, then I'll get things together. I'm looking at getting some peppers and radishes. Not sure if I'll go for other greens/herbs yet. I figure it'll be a supplement to regular veggies from the store (which have gotten quite expensive). At the very least, a learning experience.
on March 29, 2011
at 01:33 PM
Along these lines, I'm looking to start a garden INSIDE my house. If anyone has any [good] links to websites, or advice of their own, I think we'd all appreciate that as well.