PLAN, COOK, AND GROW : HOW I STARTED MY BALCONY CONTAINER GARDEN

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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 )
  • Carrots 
  • Scallions (Red and green)
  • Lettuce mix
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary 

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