Let’s start with a Balcony Garden
A balcony usually has a roof, and you will be able to hang long planters under the roof and over the Railing. They can be filled with all kind of Herbs or smaller Vegetable Plants. Remember, not to hang them too high, you want to make sure they get some sun. (Aren’t you glad you have Old Gladys Here looking out for you?) To make it easier for you to water, you can purchase a Watering Wand that will attach to your hose. SEE Gladys thinks of everything! You can add a Miracle Grow attachment to add liquid fertilizer for the Plants. They will grow in no time!
The Railing is a perfect place to Garden. You can line the whole thing with planters for small Vegetable Plants, Flowers or even alternate both. Why not make it Pretty, just like Aunt Gladys! The Railing Planter is a perfect place to grow Herbs. That way you can run out and grab a few Fresh Herbs to through in the Pot.
Now isn’t that one of the prettiest things you ever saw? !! I think it is! Adding Pretty Planters to a Beautiful Wooden Grid, is a great Idea! It will not only give you a lot of space to plant, but it will give you Balcony Appeal. Just think how jealous the neighbors will be! You could go into business making and selling them if you are a DIY’er! (Another Great Idea From Gladys!)
This is an Ingenious Idea why didn’t I think of that!
The whole thing is made of regular old House Gutters attached to the Wall. They have added a Drip Irrigation system, that makes it Supper Easy To Water. Don’t over water though, it’s not a large planting area and you don’t want to drown you plants.
Try to use plants that require similar water requirements. This can be an absolutely Beautiful Planter! Try adding small flowering annual plants,with some Vining plants here and there. There are so many to pick from. I would try to pick 3 or 5 different varieties with possibly a Chartreuse Sweet Potato Vine for added color.
Why did I say FREE, Because you can find pallets at a lot of different Companies. A Lot of them give them away. BUT, DON’T FORGET TO ASK AND THANK THEM. (you never know when you’ll need more). As you can see The Pallet is attached to the wall, and each row gives you enough space to plant small Flowers or Vegetables or a combination of both. It would be a great place for Leaf Lettuce, radishes, Carrots, Parsley. Maybe Plants for Salad fixin’s.
Larger stand alone Pots make a great place for Larger Plants. When your shopping for a Pot, try to find the Light Weight ones.
You won’t need to fill the pot full of soil just add crushed Soda Cans to fill up some of the space. The cans will also allow water to drain when you water them.
If you are growing full-sized Tomato Plants, you can add a small trellis this will help to tie up the Tomato. That way it’s not laying on the floor, and it gets plenty of Sun Light.
I love to grow Cherry Tomatoes in Pots on my Porch, that way I can eat a Tomato whenever I feel like it! Another Variety that I love is the Grape Tomato. It’s a bit smaller, but it’s so Sweet, and Tastes like a Grape. Love It!
Now let’s talk about Small Back Yard Garden Space
Raised Bed’s have room for Veggies, Herbs, Flowers, whatever your heart desires. There are so many advantages to using Raised Beds.
This is just a few of the Good Things A Raised Bed Can Do For You !
A small tilled vegetable garden can grow more than you think!
You will be surprised at the amount of produce that the garden will produce