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Create an Edible Balcony Garden

For beginning gardeners, the best way to start is with a small herb garden. Herbs tend to be among the easiest plants to grow and are a terrific addition to both your landscape and your table.

Balcony Garden: Bonnie Balcony Garden Complete

You don't need a big suburban yard to grow your own food. You can create a wonderful edible garden right on your balcony.

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Grow on Your Balcony

  1. To start, plant space-saving veggies like peppers, bush-type tomatoes, eggplants, bush-type cucumbers, and strawberries, plus herbs. For a creative twist, put them in upcycled containers like wine crates, baskets, or old watering cans – just make sure to add drainage holes.
  2. Fill each container up to 6 inches below the rim with Nature's Care® Organic & Natural Potting Mix. Dig a hole, plant, then fill in the area with potting mix, stopping when it's an inch from the top. Water immediately. You can also hang containers and baskets when planting cascading veggies like strawberries or tomatoes, such as Tumbling Tom Red Tomato plants.
  3. A month after planting, begin feeding your plants with plant food. Nature's Care® Organic & Natural Vegetable, Fruit & Flower Food replaces the nutrients in the soil that are taken up by the plants over time.

With these space-wise ideas, it's easy to create a balcony garden paradise of your very own. If you'd rather skip the planting and go straight to enjoying, start with our Patio Ready plants instead. They come pre-planted and ready to grow—just give them sun and love!

An old wooden crate finds new life as a planter.
An old wooden crate finds new life as a planter.
Tomato plants require a lot of nutrients to grow big and strong.
Tomato plants require a lot of nutrients to grow big and strong.
Peppers make wonderful container plants.
Peppers make wonderful container plants.