PLAN, COOK, AND GROW : HOW I STARTED MY BALCONY CONTAINER GARDEN
THE BEGINNING: HOW I STARTED MY BALCONY CONTAINER GARDEN
So, I have finally started my balcony garden after moving to a new place with proper sunlight. You see the first time I tried to start a garden I had inadequate sunlight and then I destroyed the seedlings when I was trying to take out a bug. I guess you can say that was murder she wrote on that garden project. I never attempted to try again until now and I have decided to do container gardening.
I have limited space on the balcony which makes it ideal for container gardening. Container gardening speaks for itself - Creating a garden with containers. The key is matching up what type of vegetable or fruit you want with the right size container. My goal is to see how much I am able to harvest on my small balcony.
This is what I have decided to grow:
- Heirloom tomatoes (Brandywine and Cherokee Purple)
- Peppers (sweet red and green, jalapeno, and banana )
- Scallions (Red and green)
- Lettuce mix
I bought the tomatoes, peppers, basil, peppermint, and rosemary as plants by the brand Organiks from my local nursery. The carrots, scallions, lettuce mix, and cilantro I planted from seed by the brand Botanical Interests. The pots were purchased from my local nursery and Target - make sure that they have very good drainage. This is very important in container gardening - having adequate drainage. The soil I used was my nursery's brand of potting and container soil.
I plan to continue these sow seeds throughout the spring and summer until it is time for the fall vegetables to be sowed or I until I have run out of seeds. Check out some of the pictures of my first harvest on Instagram. I will share with you my journey as I learn how to garden for the first time, I don't expect this to be a smooth ride but it sure will be an exciting one. What are you currently growing in your garden? Let me know below