Vegetable garden on the balcony what to plant
The increase in prices on the market, the need to eat more controlled foods, the desire to devote yourself to an ancient pastime, but very current: they are just some of the reasons that are pushing more and more people to try their hand at cultivating a real vegetable garden in the space they have available. And with this, we do not mean the classic piece of land in the cottage in the countryside, but small window sills, windows, balcony corners, canopies and terraces: in the city there seems to be no more limit to the desire to eat fruit and vegetables, it is the case of say it, at km 0 and completely home made! Nothing beats the taste of a product grown in a healthy and natural way and seen to grow with your own eyes.
What do I need?
Not only is there no need for large spaces available, but not too much time or special and expensive equipment; fruit boxes, old jars, jute bags, cans and jars, yogurt jars, egg boxes: there is no limit to everything we can avoid throwing in the dustbin and recycling instead for our garden on the balcony. A pair of scissors, watering can, straws (in case we decide to grow plants that need support in height), gloves and saucers will also be useful.
And if your available space is really super small, no problem: we can grow a roof garden!
You can use, for example, the canvas pockets, those that hang in the bathroom as everything. Or a pallet: we can close it at the bottom, fill it with earth and fix it to the wall. In this case, one must be careful to plant on the top those plants that tend to develop more in height (basil, for example).
Finally, if watering is too heavy for us, it will be sufficient to set up small sprinklers with programmable timers.