Not everyone has the chance of having a lush vegetable garden. Most of us have to deal with the lack of gardening space or arable land. Living in an urban environment requires for you to find alternatives to your gardening plans. However, there is always a solution as long as you put your mind into it.
Growing vegetables in pots is your main alternative if your balcony or terrace has at least 5 hours of sun daily. No matter the size of it, you can still transform it into a small vegetable garden. There are quite many plants that will thrive in pots even in the smallest space.
Growing vegetables in containers is a rising trend among urban preppers. Since all of them want to have fresh produce, they learned to choose plants that thrive in containers. However, before you start planning your garden, you need to master the basics.
Consider this when making the arrangements for your balcony garden:
Choose the right varieties for your pots
There are quite many varieties which have been bred to be slightly smaller than their traditionally larger cousins. When planning your vegetable garden, select the types of vegetables that use words such as mini, compact or dwarf in their description. On the seed package there should be clearly stated the type of crops you are expected to grow.
Use good potting compost
Regardless which plants you chose for your garden, I advise you to use the best potting compost you can afford. Growing vegetables in containers means that your plants have access only to the soil or compost from their pots.
Read about the best plants that thrive in containers and their varieties in the article below: